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metaphysis


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The portion of a long bone between the epiphyses and diaphysis. During childhood, the metaphysis consists of cartilage and is the part of the bone that grows. As it grows, it ossifies near the diaphysis and epiphyses. Between about 18 and 25 years of age the metaphysis stops growing altogether, completely ossifying into solid cancellous bone.

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