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epiphysis

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e=piph=y=sis

CIDE DICTIONARY

epiphysisn. [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi`fysis, fr. 'epify`ein to grow upon; 'epi` upon + fy`ein to grow.].
     The end, or other superficial part, of a bone, which ossifies separately from the central portion, or diaphysis.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

epiphysis, n. (pl. epiphyses) Anat.
1 the end part of a long bone, initially growing separately from the shaft.
2 = pineal body.

Etymology
mod.L f. Gk epiphusis (as EPI-, phusis growth)

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