epiphyseal plate

noun

Medical Definition of epiphyseal plate

: the chiefly hyaline cartilage that unites an epiphysis with the shaft of a long bone and is the site where the bone grows in length : growth plate

called also epiphyseal cartilage

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“Epiphyseal plate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epiphyseal%20plate. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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