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syndesmosis

[ sin-dez-moh-sis, -des- ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural syn·des·mo·ses [sin-dez-, moh, -seez, -des-].
  1. a connection of bones by ligaments, fasciae, or membranes other than in a joint.


syndesmosis

/ ˌsɪndɛsˈməʊsɪs; ˌsɪndɛsˈmɒtɪk /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • syndesmotic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • syn·des·mot·ic [sin-dez-, mot, -ik, -des-], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of syndesmosis1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of syndesmosis1

New Latin, from Greek sundein to bind together; see syndesis

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Example Sentences

In man this is an excellent example of a syndesmosis, and there is only a slight play between the two bones.

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