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Overview of noun epiphysis

The noun epiphysis has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) epiphysis

(the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused)

2. pineal gland, pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis

(a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin)

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