(?), a. [Gr. 'epi` + fy`llon leaf.] (Bot.) Growing upon, or inserted into, the leaf.
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(?), n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of cactaceous plants having flattened, jointed stems, and petals united in a tube. The flowers are very showy, and several species are in cultivation.





(?), } (Anat.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an epiphysis.
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(?), n.;
pl. Epiphyses (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. 'epi`fysis, fr. 'epify`ein to grow upon; 'epi` upon + fy`ein to grow.] (Anat.) (a) The end, or other superficial part, of a bone, which ossifies separately from the central portion, or diaphysis. (b) The cerebral epiphysis, or pineal gland. See Pineal gland, under Pineal.
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