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]. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 MESH:A02.835.232.251 ]

Synonyms: long bone epiphysis bone epiphysis end of long bone epiphyses

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

plural term
epiphyses

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 relational adjective

epiphysial

epiphyseal

id

UBERON:0001437

see also

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0006776