epiphysis
Pineal Pi"ne*al, a. [L. pinea the cone of a pine, from pineus of the pine, from pinus a pine: cf. F. pin['e]ale.] Of or pertaining to a pine cone; resembling a pine cone. [1913 Webster]

{Pineal gland} (Anat.), a glandlike body in the roof of the third ventricle of the vertebrate brain; -- called also {pineal body}, {epiphysis}, {conarium}. In some animals it is connected with a rudimentary eye, the so-called pineal eye, and in other animals it is supposed to be the remnant of a dorsal median eye. [1913 Webster]


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  • epiphysis — [ser′ə brī΄ē pif′ə sis] n. pl. epiphyses [ē pif′əsēz΄] [ModL < Gr epiphysis, a growth upon, excrescence < epiphyein, to grow upon < epi , upon + phyein, to grow: see BONDAGE] 1. the end part of a long bone which is at first separated… …   English World dictionary

  • Epiphysis — E*piph y*sis, n.; pl. {Epiphyses}. [NL., fr. Gr. epi fysis, fr. epify ein to grow upon; epi upon + fy ein to grow.] (Anat.) (a) The end, or other superficial part, of a bone, which ossifies separately from the central portion, or {diaphysis}. (b) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epiphysis — vgl. Epiphyse …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Epiphysis — Infobox Anatomy Name = Epiphysis Latin = GraySubject = 17 GrayPage = 79 Caption = Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = Epiphyses MeshNumber = A02.835.232.251 DorlandsPre = e 12 DorlandsSuf = 12338275 Epiphysis is the name for a rounded end… …   Wikipedia

  • epiphysis — epiphyseal /ep euh fiz ee euhl, i pif euh see euhl, zee /, epiphysial, adj. /i pif euh sis/, n., pl. epiphyses / seez /. Anat. 1. a part or process of a bone separated from the main body of the bone by a layer of cartilage and subsequently… …   Universalium

  • Epiphysis — Ort der Zirbeldrüse (pineal gland) im Gehirn. Die Zirbeldrüse oder selten die Zirbel (deutsche Bezeichnung wohl nach der Zirbelkiefer und der Form ihrer Zapfen; synonyme Fachausdrücke siehe weiter unten) ist ein kleines Organ im Epithalamus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • epiphysis — e•piph•y•sis [[t]ɪˈpɪf ə sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses [[t] ˌsiz[/t]] 1) anat. either of the ends of a long bone separated from the shaft by cartilage but later ossifying with it 2) anat. pineal gland • Etymology: 1625–35; < NL < Gk epíphysis a… …   From formal English to slang

  • epiphysis —   n. (pl. ses ) separately ossified portion of bone, joining to main portion later.    ♦ epiphysis cerebri, pineal body.    ♦ epiphysary,    ♦ epiphyseal, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Epiphysis — ilgojo kaulo galas statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Epiphysis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulų mokslas siauresnis terminas – epifizinė kremzlė siauresnis terminas – sąnarinė kremzlė sinonimas – epifizė …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Epiphysis — ilgojo kaulo galas statusas T sritis histologija, ląstelių chemija, histologinė chemija, audinių kultūra atitikmenys: lot. Epiphysis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulas sinonimas – epifizė …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

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