- immovable articulation; a fixed or immovable joint; suture.
Origin of synarthrosis
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- anatomy any of various joints which lack a synovial cavity and are virtually immovable; a fixed joint
Word Origin for synarthrosis
via New Latin from Greek sunarthrōsis, from sunarthrousthai to be connected by joints, from sun- syn- + arthron a joint
- immovable joint
- movable joint
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