noun, plural sym·phy·ses [sim-fuh-seez]. /ˈsɪm fəˌsiz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
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Origin of symphysis
OTHER WORDS FROM symphysissym·phys·tic [sim-fis-tik], /sɪmˈfɪs tɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for symphysis
The reader will bear in mind that they are naturally connected by the cartilaginous substance which forms the symphysis.
The rami of the mandible are united at the symphysis, and there is an ossified ring in the sclerotic.
In the skull the pterygoids are thick and meet in the middle line; the symphysis of the mandible is long.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
Both pubis and ischium contribute to the symphysis which is often very long.
The symphysis in the adult Oregon specimen of stejnegeri is 140 mm.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True