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  1. metaphysisnoun

    the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis


  1. metaphysisnoun

    The part of a long bone that grows during development

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metaphysisnoun

    change of form; transformation

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. after + nature.]


  1. Metaphysis

    The metaphysis is the wider portion of a long bone adjacent to the epiphyseal plate. This is the part of the bone that grows during childhood; as it grows, it ossifies near the diaphysis and the epiphyses. At roughly 18 to 25 years of age, the metaphysis stops growing altogether and completely ossifies into solid bone. Epiphyseal plates are located in the metaphysis and are responsible for growth in the length of the bone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphysis in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphysis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. nidus
    • B. substrate
    • C. ventricle
    • D. fervidness

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