- union of separate bones into a single bone.
Origin of synostosis
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Pachycephaly (thickness of head) is due to synostosis of the parietal bone with the occipital.
As a result, osseous solidification of the joint (synostosis) ensues without, of course, the possibility of any movement.
Tapeisocephaly (low head) is due to synostosis of the great wings of the sphenoid with the frontal.
Simple dolichocephaly is due to synostosis of the sagittal, or antero-posterior suture of the skull.
This process of synostosis begins from the interior of the cranium, and only subsequently manifests itself externally.Pedagogical Anthropology
- Fusion of normally separate bones.bony ankylosis true ankylosis
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