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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.
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The most common sites, in decreasing order of frequency, are the metaphyses of the distal femur, the upper humerus, the upper tibia, and the fibula.
In the long bones, trabecular bone is concentrated in the metaphyses and epiphyses.
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4) The metaphyses can become affected, but typically the epiphyses are spared (Figs 4a, b).
Cancellous bone is affected by osteoporosis more severely than cortical bone; therefore osteoporotic fractures typically occur at the metaphyses of long bones and in the vertebral bodies.
Lesions located between metaphyses and diaphyses are called "metadiaphyseal" lesions.
INTRODUCTION: Chondromyxoid fibroma is a rare benign primary tumor which usually affects the metaphyses of the long bones of the lower extremities in childhood and young adults and constitutes less than 1% of all primary bone tumors.
The metaphyses contained sparse, thin, bony trabeculae with retention of cartilage cores and few intertrabecular connections.
X-rays revealed periosteal thickening of the long bones, from the epiphyses to the metaphyses but sparing the diaphyses (Figure 3).