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metaphysis diaphysis distal epiphysis proximal epiphysis metaphysis

metaphysis click to hear : metaphysis

Part of the bone between the epiphysis and the diaphysis; it contains the connecting cartilage enabling the bone to grow, and disappears at adulthood.

diaphysis click to hear : diaphysis

Elongated hollow central portion of the bone located between the methaphyses; it is made of compact tissue and encloses the medullary cavity.

distal epiphysis click to hear : distal epiphysis

Enlarged terminal part of the bone, farthest from the center of the body, made of spongy tissue and articulating with neighboring bones.

proximal epiphysis click to hear : proximal epiphysis

Enlarged terminal part of the bone, nearest the center of the body, made of spongy tissue and articulating with neighboring bones.

metaphysis click to hear : metaphysis

Part of the bone between the epiphysis and the diaphysis; it contains the connecting cartilage enabling the bone to grow, and disappears at adulthood.