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diaphysis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diaphysis  \Di*aph"y*sis\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  a  growing  through  dia` 
  through  +  ?  to  bring  forth.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  An  abnormal  prolongation  of  the  axis  of 
  inflorescence. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  The  shaft,  or  main  part  of  a  bone,  which  is  first 
  ossified. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diaphysis 
  n  :  the  main  (mid)  section  of  a  long  bone  [syn:  {shaft}] 




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