the shaft of a long bone, as distinguished from the growing ends
Origin of diaphysisModern Latin ; from Gr, line of separation, spinous process of the tibia ; from diaphyein, to grow through ; from dia-, through + phyein, to bring forth: see physic
nounpl. di·aph·y·ses Anatomy
The shaft of a long bone.
Origin of diaphysisGreek diaphusis, spinous process of the tibia, from diaphuesthai, to grow between : dia-, dia- + phuesthai, to grow, middle voice of phuein; see bheu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- di′a·phys′i·al , di·aph′y·se′al