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diaphysis

 [di-af´ĭ-sis] (pl. diaph´yses) (Gr.)
1. the portion of a long bone between the ends or extremities, which is usually articular, and wider than the shaft; it consists of a tube of compact bone, enclosing the medullary cavity. Called also shaft.
2. the portion of a bone formed from a primary center of ossification. See illustration.
Diaphysis. From Dorland's, 2000.

di·aph·y·sis

, pl.

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.
Synonym(s): shaft [TA]
[G. a growing between]

diaphysis

/di·aph·y·sis/ (di-af´ĭ-sis) pl. diaph´yses   [Gr.]
1. the shaft of a long bone, between the epiphyses.
2. the portion of a long bone formed from a primary center of ossification.

diaphysis

(dī-ăf′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. diaphy·ses (-sēz′) Anatomy
The shaft of a long bone.

di′a·phys′i·al (dī′ə-fĭz′ē-əl), di·aph′y·se′al (dī-ăf′ĭ-sē′əl, dī′ə-fĭz′ē-əl) adj.

diaphysis

[dī·af′isis]
Etymology: Gk, dia + phyein, to grow
the shaft of a long bone, consisting of a tube of compact bone enclosing the medullary cavity.

shaft

(shaft) [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure, as the part of a long bone between the epiphysial extremities.
Synonym(s): diaphysis [TA] .
[A.S. sceaft]

diaphysis

The shaft of a long bone. Distinguish from EPIPHYSIS, the growth zone at the ends of a long bone.

diaphysis

the shaft of a long bone. Compare EPIPHYSIS.

diaphysis

shaft of a long bone

shaft

(shaft) [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure.
Synonym(s): diaphysis [TA] .
[A.S. sceaft]

diaphysis (diaf´isis),

n the shaft of a long bone.

diaphysis

pl. diaphyses.
1. the portion of a long bone between the ends or extremities, which are usually articular, and wider than the shaft; it consists of a tube of compact bone, enclosing the medullary cavity. Called also shaft.
2. the portion of a bone formed from a primary center of ossification.
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In addition, granulation is often limited owing to metaphysis and is very slow to grow on diaphysis.
The periosteum of the lateral margin of the tibia shows a hyperintense signal (black arrow) and hyperintense zones are visible in the lateral portion of the tibial diaphysis (white arrow).
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The distal femur metaphysis tended to increase in the WBV group, whereas there was a reduction in BMD in the femoral diaphysis.
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