The head of a long bone that articulates with a neighboring skeletal element and is separated from the shaft by the epiphyseal plate until bone growth stops. At that time, the plate disappears and the head and shaft are united[MESH,modified]. [ MESH : A02.835.232.251 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • The head of a long bone that articulates with a neighboring skeletal element and is separated from the shaft by the epiphyseal plate until bone growth stops. At that time, the plate disappears and the head and shaft are united[MESH,modified].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/Illu_long_bone.jpg
external definition
  • Cartilaginous expansion at the distal end of an anterior rib or transverse process that serves for the attachment of muscles suspending the pectoral girdle to the vertebral column.[AAO]
  • Subdivision of long bone which forms its expanded proximal or distal articular end; together with other the subdivisions of long bone, it constitutes the long bone. Examples: proximal epiphysis of humerus, distal epiphysis of femur.
has exact synonym
  • epiphyses
  • end of long bone
  • bone epiphysis
  • long bone epiphysis
has relational adjective
  • epiphysial
  • epiphyseal
id
  • UBERON:0001437
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
see also
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0006776