epiphysis epiphysis

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused
  2. (n) a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin

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  1. In Little League elbow, the piece of bone that rests at the end of the elbow (the medial epicondylar epiphysis) is pulled out of position by tendons and muscles and is sometimes .
  2. A growing section of bone (the epiphysis) is much more easily damaged by X rays than adult bone.

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