shaft

shaft

An elongated rodlike structure, as the part of a long bone between the epiphysial extremities. The shaft of a long bone, as distinguished from the epiphyses, or extremities, and apophyses, or outgrowths.diaphysis [NA] ; [A.S. sceaft]
s. of femurthe cylindrical shaft of the thigh bone.corpus ossis femoris [NA] , body of thigh bone, corpus femoris;
s. of fibulathe body of fibula; of the fibula elongated, rod-like portion which accounts for most of its length.corpus fibulae [NA] ;
hair s.the non-growing portion of a hair which protrudes from the skin, i.e., from the follicle.scapus pili;
s. of humerusthe elongated rod-like portion of the humerus between the surgical neck proximally and the emergence of the supracondylar ridges distally.corpus humeri [NA] ;
s. of radiusthe triangular body of the radius located between the expanded proximal and distal extremities of the bone.corpus radii [NA] ;
s. of tibiathe triangular body of tibia between its expanded proximal and distal ends.corpus tibiae [NA] , body of tibia;
s. of ulnathe s. of the ulna between the proximal extremity and the head.body of ulna;

 

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