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epiphyses


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epiphysis  \E*piph"y*sis\,  n.;  pl  {Epiphyses}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr 
  'epi`fysis,  fr  'epify`ein  to  grow  upon  'epi`  upon  +  fy`ein 
  to  grow.]  (Anat.) 
  a  The  end  or  other  superficial  part  of  a  bone,  which 
  ossifies  separately  from  the  central  portion,  or 
  {diaphysis}. 
  b  The  cerebral  epiphysis,  or  pineal  gland.  See  {Pineal 
  gland},  under  {Pineal}. 




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