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- 1. epiphysis, long bone, os longum
- usage: 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, endocrine gland, endocrine, ductless gland
- usage: a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
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