a long slender part, such as the diaphysis
of a long bone.
di·aph·y·ses (dī-af'i-sis, -sēz), [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure, as the part of a long bone between the epiphysial extremities. The shaft of a long bone, as distinguished from the epiphyses, or extremities, and apophyses, or outgrowths.
[G. a growing between]
shaft (shaft) a long slender part, such as the diaphysis of a long bone.
1. An elongated rodlike structure, such as the midsection of a long bone.
2. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
3. The main axis of a feather, especially its distal portion.
an elongated cylindrical object, such as a long bone between the epiphyses.
shaft The cylindrical part of penis between the scrotum and head.
shaft (shaft) [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure, as the part of a long bone between the epiphysial extremities.
shaft (shaft) [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure.
a long slender part, such as the portion of a long bone between the wider ends or extremities, the shaft of a hair and the central shaft of a feather.
Patient discussion about shaft
Q. i'm 21 years old, and my penis outer skin covers the shaft. Is it natural to have like that? from my young age the outer skin of my penis covers my shaft, and only a little of the tip is exposed even if i try to pull the skin upwards. Is it natural to have it like that? I've seen in all porn movies and other sex videos that for all those guys the outer skin can be pulled up half the way.
Will this affect my sex life?
A. i went through that link. But still i'm not clear. The flash video shown over there is different from what I can see with my penis. In the video the foreskin can be pulled a long way, and the head of the penis is fully exposed. But this doesn't happen with me. Even at erect stage, my head is exposed only a little bit( like in the first part of first picture ). Can someone give more info?More discussions about shaft