Epiphysis of Bone: Definition & Function


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Which type of bone contains an epiphysis?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a long bone?

2. What is the end of a long bone called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the epiphysis in the composition of bones in your body. To pass the quiz, you will need to know where the epiphysis is located and its function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on the following processes and definitions:

  • Bone tissue
  • The main function of the epiphysis
  • Examples of long bones

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections- understand the composition of bones and how the epiphysis functions
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define key phrases, such as long bones and short bones
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between bones

Additional Learning

To learn more about bone composition, review the corresponding lesson on the Epiphysis of Bone. This lesson will cover the following topics:

  • The growth plate
  • How bone grows
  • Parts of the bone
  • The purpose of bones