or sym·phys·e·al

[ sim-fiz-ee-uh l ]
/ sɪmˈfɪz i əl /


of, relating to, or noting a symphysis.

Origin of symphysial

First recorded in 1825–35; symphysi(s) + -al1
Related formspost·sym·phys·i·al, adjectivepre·sym·phys·i·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for symphysial

  • In Choloepus the symphysial part is drawn out in a somewhat spout-like manner (fig. 91, 6).

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The symphysial portion is long, narrow, and spout-like, and the coronoid process is small.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds

Medicine definitions for symphysial


[ sĭm-fĭz′ē-əl ]


Of, relating to, or characterized by a symphysis.
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