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syndesmosis

[ sin-dez-moh-sis, -des- ]
/ ˌsɪn dɛzˈmoʊ sɪs, -dɛs- /
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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.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for syndesmosis

syndesmosis
/ (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 syndesmosis

syndesmosis
[ 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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