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 bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
- di′a·phys′i·al di·aph′y·se′al