syndesmophyte

[ sĭn-dĕzmə-fīt′ ]

n.

An osseous excrescence attached to a ligament.

Nearby words

  1. syndesmitis,
  2. syndesmo-,
  3. syndesmodial,
  4. syndesmodial joint,
  5. syndesmopexy,
  6. syndesmoplasty,
  7. syndesmorrhaphy,
  8. syndesmosis,
  9. syndesmotomy,
  10. syndetic


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