metaphysis

(redirected from Metaphyses)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Metaphyses: epiphyses

metaphysis

 [mĕ-taf´ĭ-sis] (Gr.)
the wider part at the end of the shaft of a long bone, adjacent to the epiphyseal disk. adj., adj metaphys´eal.

me·taph·y·sis

, pl.

me·taph·y·ses

(mĕ-taf'i-sis, -sēz), [TA]
A conic section of bone between the epiphysis and diaphysis of long bones.
[meta- + G. physis, growth]

metaphysis

/me·taph·y·sis/ (mĕ-taf´ĭ-sis) pl. metaph´yses   [Gr.] the wider part at the end of a long bone, adjacent to the epiphyseal disk.

metaphysis

[mətaf′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, meta + phyein, to grow
a region of a growing long bone in which diaphysis and epiphysis converge. metaphyseal, adj.

me·taph·y·sis

, pl. metaphyses (mĕ-taf'i-sis, -sēz) [TA]
A conic segment between the epiphysis and diaphysis of a long bone.
[meta- + G. physis, growth]

metaphysis

The growing part of a long bone. The metaphysis lies between the growth plate (the EPIPHYSIS) and the shaft (the diaphysis).

metaphysis

growth zone within a developing bone, between the epiphysis and diaphysis

me·taph·y·sis

, pl. metaphyses (mĕ-taf'i-sis, -sēz) [TA]
A conic segment between the epiphysis and diaphysis of a long bone.
[meta- + G. physis, growth]

metaphysis (mətaf´isis),

n the line of junction of the epiphysis with the diaphysis of a long bone.

metaphysis

pl. metaphyses [Gr.] the wider part at the end of the shaft of a long bone, adjacent to the epiphyseal disk.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the long bones, trabecular bone is concentrated in the metaphyses and epiphyses.
Aneurysmal bone cysts are largely hemorrhagic lytic lesions located in the metaphyses of long bones (Figure 1, G).
After the last CT-scan animals were decapitated, blood collected from the trunk, and uterine halves and metaphyses of the tibiae collected in liquid nitrogen.
Radiologically, the hallmark of the disorder is bilateral, symmetrical cortical thickening of the metaphyses of the long bones.
A limited skeletal survey showed multiple punctate and oblong periarticular sclerotic foci in the epiphyses and the metaphyses of the long bones and the carpal bones of the hands (Figure 2), the pelvic bones (Figure 3), and the shoulder (Figure 4).
5) Citing a definition by Dahlin, the authors chose to include in their review those lesions having the histologic features of a nonossifying fibroma but occurring in skeletal sites other than the metaphyses of long bones as examples of BFH.
Anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs of the elbow revealed shortened bones with flared, irregular metaphyses and irregular epiphyses (Figure 1).
15) The term "popcorn calcification" has also been used to describe the lucent areas with sclerotic margins seen in the metaphyses and epiphyses of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta.