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Epiphysis   Listen
Epiphysis

noun
(pl. epiphyses)
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.  Synonyms: epiphysis cerebri, pineal body, pineal gland.






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Words linked to "Epiphysis" :   endocrine, ductless gland, long bone, os longum, epiphyseal, endocrine gland, epiphysial



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