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 for diaphysis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diaphysis \Di*aph"y*sis\, n. [Gr. ? a growing through; dia`
     through + ? to bring forth.]
     1. (Bot.) An abnormal prolongation of the axis of
        inflorescence.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Anat.) The shaft, or main part, of a bone, which is first
        ossified.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  diaphysis
      n 1: the main (mid) section of a long bone [syn: diaphysis,
           shaft]

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