epiphysis defined in 1951 yearepiphysis - epiphysis;
epiphysis - (1) Separately ossified end of growing bone, taking part in the joint; peculiar to mammalian limb-bone and vertebra. Epi-physis is separated from rest of the bone (diaphysis) by a cartilage plate (epiphyseal cartilage); and growth in length of the whole bone occurs by encroachment into this plate of new bone from diaphysis side, and formation of new cartilage on epiphysis side. When growth is complete, epiphysis and diaphysis fuse. (2) A synonym for pineal body.
near epiphysis in Knolik
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