- the joining or attachment of bones by means of muscle.
Origin of syssarcosis
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- anatomy the union or articulation of bones by muscle
C17: from New Latin, from Greek sussarkōsis, from sussarkousthai, from sus- syn- + sarkoun to become fleshy, from sarx flesh
- The union or attachment of bones, such as the hyoid bone and lower jaw, by muscle.
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