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which term describes the shaft of a long bone

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Melissa replied 9 years ago.


The shaft (or middle part) of a long bone is called the "diaphysis." The ends, on the other hand, are each called an "epiphysis" (or epiphyses, plural).

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