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noun, plural syn·des·mo·ses [sin-dez-moh-seez, -des-] /ˌsɪn dɛzˈmoʊ siz, -dɛs-/. Anatomy.Related formssyn·des·mot·ic [sin-dez-mot-ik, -des-] /ˌsɪn dɛzˈmɒt ɪk, -dɛs-/, adjective
- a connection of bones by ligaments, fasciae, or membranes other than in a joint.
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British Dictionary definitions for syndesmoses
Derived Formssyndesmotic (ˌsɪndɛsˈmɒtɪk), adjective
- anatomy a type of joint in which the articulating bones are held together by a ligament of connective tissue
New Latin, from Greek sundein to bind together; see syndesis
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n. pl. syn•des•mo•ses (-sēz)Related formssyn′des•mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
- A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments.syndesmodial joint
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