diaphysis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diaphysis the main (mid) section of a long bone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Diaphysis (Bot) An abnormal prolongation of the axis of inflorescence.
    • Diaphysis (Anat) The shaft, or main part, of a bone, which is first ossified.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diaphysis In botany, an abnormal elongation of the axis of a flower or of an inflorescence; a form of prolification.
    • n diaphysis In anatomy, the continuity of a bone between its two ends; the shaft of a long bone, as distinguished from its epiphyses or apophyses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diaphysis dī-af′i-sis (bot.) an abnormal elongation of the axis of a flower or of an inflorescence:
    • n Diaphysis dī-af′i-sis (anat.) the continuity of a bone between its two ends.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a growing through; dia` through + to bring forth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dia, through, phyesthai, to grow.

Usage

In literature:

Fragilitas of the bone probably exists in many cases when fracture of its diaphysis occurs.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
On its under aspect is a cup-like depression into which the central pyramidal-shaped portion of the diaphysis fits.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The diaphysis is large and nearly straight; the distal extremity is furnished with two equal condyles separated by a deep channel.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
The diaphysis is large and nearly straight; the distal extremity is furnished with two equal condyles separated by a deep channel.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
One of the peculiarities of the lesion is that it involves the end of the diaphysis or rather the junction of the diaphysis and the cartilage.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
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