Zone of long bone that is between the epiphysis and diaphysis. Subdivision of diaphysis which forms the proximal or distal end of diaphysis next to the epiphysis; together with diaphysis proper, it constitutes the diaphysis. Examples: proximal metaphysis of humerus, distal metaphysis of femur.[FMA] [ FMA:24014 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphysis ]

Synonyms: diaphyseal end of long bone long bone metaphysis metaphyses

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

plural term
metaphyses

editor note

todo - decide - adjacent to or containing epiphyseal plate? AO Notes: FMA the metaphysis is part of the diaphysis, but not in MA.

external definition

Subdivision of diaphysis which forms the proximal or distal end of diaphysis next to the epiphysis; together with diaphysis proper, it constitutes the diaphysis. Examples: proximal metaphysis of humerus, distal metaphysis of femur.[FMA]

id

UBERON:0001438