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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There are two types of osteochondritis dissecans: the juvenile form, which occurs in patients with open epiphysial plate, (2) the adult form, which occurs after the physis closes.