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[sis-ahr-koh-sis] /ˌsɪs ɑrˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural syssarcoses
[sis-ahr-koh-seez] /ˌsɪs ɑrˈkoʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
the joining or attachment of bones by means of muscle.
Origin of syssarcosis
1670-80; < New Latin < Greek syssárkōsis; see sys-, sarc-, -osis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for syssarcosis


noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(anatomy) the union or articulation of bones by muscle
Derived Forms
syssarcotic (ˌsɪsɑːˈkɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Greek sussarkōsis, from sussarkousthai, from sus-syn- + sarkoun to become fleshy, from sarx flesh
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syssarcosis in Medicine

syssarcosis sys·sar·co·sis (sĭs'är-kō'sĭs)
n. pl sys·sar·co·ses (-sēz)
The union or attachment of bones, such as the hyoid bone and lower jaw, by muscle.

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