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, metaphyseal (met'ă-fiz'ē-ăl), Avoid the mispronunciation metaphysi'al.
Relating to a metaphysis.


/meta·phys·e·al/ (met″ah-fiz´e-al) pertaining to or of the nature of a metaphysis.


(mĕ-tăf′ĭ-sĭs) plural.metaphyses [Gr. meta, after, beyond, over, + phyein, to grow]
The portion of a developing long bone between the diaphysis, or shaft, and the epiphysis; the growing portion of a bone.
metaphyseal, adjective


pertaining to or emanating from the metaphysis.

metaphyseal aclasis
see multiple cartilaginous exostosis.
metaphyseal dysplasia
see osteochondritis, osteopetrosis.
metaphyseal osseous replacement
occurs within the primary spongiosa and carried out by the trabecular endosteal envelope.
metaphyseal osteopathy
see hypertrophic osteodystrophy.
metaphyseal reduction
part of the bone modeling process is funnelization of the metaphysis to reduce its diameter to conform with the smaller diameter of the diaphysis.