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synarthrosis

[ sin-ahr-throh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪn ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural syn·ar·thro·ses [sin-ahr-throh-seez]. /ˌsɪn ɑrˈθroʊ siz/. Anatomy.
immovable articulation; a fixed or immovable joint; suture.
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Origin of synarthrosis

1570–80; <New Latin <Greek synárthrōsis, equivalent to synarthrō- (variant stem of synarthroûsthai to be joined by articulation, equivalent to syn-syn- + árthro(n) joint + -esthai infinitive suffix) + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for synarthrosis

synarthrosis
/ (ˌsɪnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
anatomy any of various joints which lack a synovial cavity and are virtually immovable; a fixed joint

Derived forms of synarthrosis

synarthrodial, adjectivesynarthrodially, adverb

Word Origin for synarthrosis

via New Latin from Greek sunarthrōsis, from sunarthrousthai to be connected by joints, from sun- syn- + arthron a joint
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