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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Bone age by visualization of the femoral head: An alternative approach for skeletal age assessment can be by assessing the depth of the epiphysial cartilage of femoral head which is continuously being ossified in contrast to visualizing the bony ephiphysial end of femur.
She had had a bit of epiphysitis [an inflammation of the epiphysial cartilage plate of the long bones that occurs mostly on the front legs and is associated with growth in young horses] in her knee which wasn't a huge problem but I'd say that was the reason they didn't want her.