syndesmosis

[ 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.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for syndesmosis

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.