epiphyseal plate

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epiphyseal plate

[ə¦pif·ə¦sē·əl ′plāt]
(anatomy)
The broad, articular surface on each end of a vertebral centrum.
The thin layer of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a long bone. Also known as metaphysis.
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The term "growth attenuation" referred to several standard estrogen contraceptive patches being used together to accelerate puberty and close the long bones' epiphyseal growth plates.
Adolescents on anabolic steroids may experience a pre-mature fusing of the epiphyseal growth plates located in the ends of the long bones.