[ sin-o-stoh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪn ɒˈstoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural syn·os·to·ses [sin-o-stoh-seez] /ˌsɪn ɒˈstoʊ siz/. Anatomy.

union of separate bones into a single bone.

Nearby words

  1. synoptist,
  2. synorchidism,
  3. synoscheos,
  4. synosteosis,
  5. synosteotomy,
  6. synotia,
  7. synovectomy,
  8. synovia,
  9. synovial,
  10. synovial bursa

Origin of synostosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at syn-, ostosis

Related formssyn·os·tot·ic [sin-o-stot-ik] /ˌsɪn ɒˈstɒt ɪk/, syn·os·tot·i·cal, adjectivesyn·os·tot·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ sĭn′ŏ-stōsĭs ]

n. pl. syn•os•to•ses (-sēz)

Fusion of normally separate bones.bony ankylosis true ankylosis
Related formssyn′os•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.

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