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synarthrosis

[ sin-ahr-throh-sis ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural syn·ar·thro·ses [sin-ahr-, throh, -seez].
  1. immovable articulation; a fixed or immovable joint; suture.


synarthrosis

/ ˌsɪnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs /

noun

  1. anatomy any of various joints which lack a synovial cavity and are virtually immovable; a fixed joint


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Derived Forms

  • ˌsynarˈthrodial, adjective
  • ˌsynarˈthrodially, adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of synarthrosis1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of synarthrosis1

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

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