- an immovable articulation in which one bone or part is received in a cavity in another, as a tooth in its socket.
Origin of gomphosis
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Gomphosis is, when one bone is immoveably fixed in another as a nail in a board.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
- anatomy a form of immovable articulation in which a peglike part fits into a cavity, as in the setting of a tooth in its socket
Word Origin for gomphosis
C16: from New Latin, from Greek gomphoein to bolt together, from gomphos tooth, peg
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- A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket.peg-and-socket joint
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