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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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.