- a connection of bones by ligaments, fasciae, or membranes other than in a joint.
Origin of syndesmosis
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In man this is an excellent example of a syndesmosis, and there is only a slight play between the two bones.
- 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
- A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments.syndesmodial joint