E*piph"y*sis (?), n.; pl. Epiphyses (#). [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to grow upon; upon + to grow.] Anat. (a)

The end, or other superficial part, of a bone, which ossifies separately from the central portion, or diaphysis

. (b)

The cerebral epiphysis, or pineal gland. See Pineal gland, under Pineal.

 

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