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Is it der, die oder das Epiphyse?


The correct article in German of Epiphyse is die. So it is die Epiphyse! (nominative case)

The word Epiphyse is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Epiphyse?

How does the declension of Epiphyse work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative die Epiphyse die Epiphysen
Genitive der Epiphyse der Epiphysen
Dative der Epiphyse den Epiphysen
Akkusative die Epiphyse die Epiphysen

What is the meaning of Epiphyse in German?

Epiphyse has various definitions in German:

[1] Anatomy, physiology: a small, neurosecretorical organ of all vertebrates in the epithalamus (part of the intermediate brain), the hormone melatonin produces

[1] Anatomie, Physiologie: ein kleines, neurosekretorisches Organ aller Wirbeltiere im Epithalamus (einem Teil des Zwischenhirns), das Hormon Melatonin produziert.

[2] Anatomy: The end pieces of the long tubes

[2] Anatomie: die Endstücke der langen Röhrenknochen

How to use Epiphyse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Epiphyse with translations in English.

[1] "Die Deckplatte des primären Zwischenhirns formt oft als weitausgebreitete Aderhaut einen dorsalen Sack; … Dieser Deckplatte entstammen zwei Anhänge … Es sind die Pinealorgane, … Ob es sich bei den zwei Organen, die bei den Cyclostomen gefunden werden, um ein ursprünglich paariges Organ handelt oder ob die rostral-caudale Anordnung der beiden Pinealorgane bei den Neunaugen den ursprünglichen Zustand darstellt, ist noch unentschieden. Das vordere Organ fehlt bei Myxine; das hintere Organ ist als unpaare Epiphyse ausgebildet."

[1] "The cover plate of the primary intermediate brain often forms a dorsal sack of sacks ... this cover plate forms two attachments ... they are the pineal organs ... An originally paired organ acts or whether the Rostral-Caudal arrangement of the two pine organs in the case of the nine-suctions represents the original state, the front organ is still missing in myxins; the rear organ is formed as unpaired epiphysis. "

[1] Die Epiphyse leitet sich evolutionsbiologisch von dem Pinealauge ursprünglicher Wirbeltiere her, weshalb sie häufig beim Menschen das "dritte" oder das "innere Auge" genannt wird.

[1] The epiphysis derives evolutionary biologically from the pineal eye of the original vertebrate, which is why it is often called the "third" or the "inner eye" in humans



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Pictures or photos of Epiphyse

[1] Die Lage der Epiphyse (pineal gland) im Gehirn
[1] Die Lage der Epiphyse (pineal gland) im Gehirn

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