Definition of epiphyseal in English:

epiphyseal

adjective

See epiphysis

  • ‘The infection spreads and destroys the epiphyseal cortex, the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebrae.’
  • ‘A shortening of the limbs is characteristic of other conditions such as diastrophic dysplasia, multiple epiphyseal dysplasia and pseudoachondroplasia.’
  • ‘Another type of fracture common in children is a growth plate fracture, called an epiphyseal plate fracture.’
  • ‘Girls experience epiphyseal closure of long bones secondary to estrogen secretion, grow approximately two to eight inches in height, and gain 15 to 65 lbs during pubescence.’
  • ‘Adolescents and young adults are at particular risk for various apophyseal and epiphyseal injuries due to lack of ossification of these cartilaginous growth plates.’

Pronunciation

epiphyseal

/ˌɛpɪˈfɪzɪəl/