The activity of the epiphysial cartilage may be modified as a result of disease.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The stoppage of the fissuring short of the epiphysis is characteristic.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Epiphysis: a lappet-like process covering an excavation on the fore tibia of many Lepidoptera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Impairment of growth and eventual shortening of the limb may result from involvement of an epiphysial junction.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The most frequent site of fracture, or separation of the epiphysis, is the lower end of the femur.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess