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epiphysis meaning and definition

EPIPHYSIS noun

Definition of epiphysis (noun)

  1. 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. a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
Source: Princeton University Wordnet