[ sin-dez-moh-sis, -des- ]
/ ˌsɪn dɛzˈmoʊ sɪs, -dɛs- /

noun, plural syn·des·mo·ses [sin-dez-moh-seez, -des-] /ˌsɪn dɛzˈmoʊ siz, -dɛs-/. Anatomy.

a connection of bones by ligaments, fasciae, or membranes other than in a joint.

Origin of syndesmosis

1720–30; < Greek sýndesm(os) bond (see syndesmectomy) + -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM syndesmosis

syn·des·mot·ic [sin-dez-mot-ik, -des-] /ˌsɪn dɛzˈmɒt ɪk, -dɛs-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for syndesmoses

/ (ˌsɪndɛsˈməʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

anatomy a type of joint in which the articulating bones are held together by a ligament of connective tissue

Derived forms of syndesmosis

syndesmotic (ˌsɪndɛsˈmɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for syndesmosis

New Latin, from Greek sundein to bind together; see syndesis
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Medical definitions for syndesmoses

[ sĭn′dĕz-mōsĭs ]

n. pl. syn•des•mo•ses (-sēz)

A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments.syndesmodial joint

Other words from syndesmosis

syn′des•motic (-mŏtĭk) adj.
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