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diaphysis

Pronunciation: di-af'i-sis, -sez

Definition: An elongated rodlike structure, as the part of a long bone between the epiphysial extremities. The shaft of a long bone, as distinguished from the epiphyses, or extremities, and apophyses, or outgrowths.

Synonym(s): shaftTA

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