noun, plural e·piph·y·ses [ih-pif–uh-seez] /ɪˈpɪf əˌsiz/. Anatomy.
- a part or process of a bone separated from the main body of the bone by a layer of cartilage and subsequently uniting with the bone through further ossification.
- pineal gland.
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
- the end of a long bone, initially separated from the shaft (diaphysis) by a section of cartilage that eventually ossifies so that the two portions fuse together
- Also called: epiphysis cerebri (ˈsɛrɪˌbraɪ) the technical name for pineal gland
n. pl. e•piph•y•ses (-sēz′)
- The end of a long bone that is originally separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage but that later becomes united to the main bone through ossification.
- pineal body