epiphysial


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ep·i·phys·i·al

, epiphyseal (ep'i-fiz'ē-ăl), Avoid the mispronunciation epiphyse'al.
Relating to an epiphysis.

epiphysial

/epi·phys·i·al/ epiphyseal.

epiphysial

epiphysis

(e-pif'i-sis) plural.epiphyses [Gr., a growing upon]
1. In the developing infant and child, a secondary bone-forming (ossification) center separated from a parent bone in early life by cartilage. As growth proceeds (at a different time for each epiphysis), it becomes a part of the larger, or parent, bone. It is possible to judge the biological age of a child from the development of these ossification centers as shown radiographically.
2. A center for ossification at each extremity of long bones. See: diaphysis
3. The end of a long bone.
epiphysealepiphysial (ep?i-fiz'e-al), adjective
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The epiphysial fusion data point to a dominance of sub-adult and adult animals among the cattle slaughtered in all phases (ageing according to Habermehl 1975: 104).
This leads to a delayed closure of the epiphysial growth plates and thereby allows growth.
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