from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of epiphysis.

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  • noun Plural form of epiphysis.


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  • They are usually developed from separate centers of ossification termed epiphyses, and consist of cancellous tissue surrounded by thin compact bone.

    II. Osteology. 1. Development of the Skeleton

  • Parts torn asunder, whether nerves, or cartilages, or epiphyses, or parts separated at symphyses, cannot possibly be restored to their former state; but callus is quickly formed in most cases, yet the use of the limb is preserved.

    Instruments Of Reduction

  • The interior of the epiphyses is where red blood cells are produced, called homopoiesis, in the red bone marrow.

    We���re Born With 270 Bones. As Adults We Have 206

  • There is an osseous process from the posterior part of all and each of the vertebra, whether greater or smaller; and upon these processes there are cartilaginous epiphyses, and from them arise nervous productions (ligaments?), akin to the external nerves

    On The Articulations

  • Nevertheless, I was as surprised as you are by the phrase ‘attained at age 26′; I had believed that the epiphyses - growth in the long bones - became inactive in an individual’s late teenage years.

    The Most Surprising Thing I Learned Today - Freakonomics Blog -

  • A typical long bone has a diaphysis or shaft and two epiphyses or ends.

    We���re Born With 270 Bones. As Adults We Have 206

  • Age estimates of those victims under the age of twenty-five, accurate to within one year or so, would be made from teeth, where teeth remained, and from the appearance and fusion of the ossification centers and epiphyses, the end parts of the long bones, which grow separately from the shaft in early life.

    The Killing Kind

  • They may not have known much about epiphyses or growth centers of bone, nor could they have seen them since neither the torso nor recovered limbs were defleshed by boiling them in water.

    Portrait of a Killer

  • Such joints are found between the epiphyses and bodies of long bones, between the occipital and the sphenoid at, and for some years after, birth, and between the petrous portion of the temporal and the jugular process of the occipital.

    III. Syndesmology. 3. Classification of Joints

  • The epiphyses for the head and tubercle make their appearance between the sixteenth and twentieth years, and are united to the body about the twenty-fifth year.

    II. Osteology. 4b. The Ribs


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  • See epiphysis.

    December 26, 2015