Metaepiphysis (plural: metaepiphyses) is a portmanteau of metaphysis and epiphysis and refers to the combined region including the location of the growth plate. The term is therefore used to describe lesions that span both regions e.g. giant cell tumor of bone.

Epimetaphysis would be equally correct as a term, however it is rarely used.

See also

Anatomy: General
Terms used in radiology

Article information

rID: 7491
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metaepiphyses
  • Epimetaphyses
  • Epimetaphysis
  • Meta-epiphysis

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