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synostosis

[sin-o-stoh-sis]
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noun, plural syn·os·to·ses [sin-o-stoh-seez] /ˌsɪn ɒˈstoʊ siz/. Anatomy.
  1. union of separate bones into a single bone.
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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
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Examples from the Web for synostosis

Historical Examples

  • Pachycephaly (thickness of head) is due to synostosis of the parietal bone with the occipital.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot

  • As a result, osseous solidification of the joint (synostosis) ensues without, of course, the possibility of any movement.

  • Tapeisocephaly (low head) is due to synostosis of the great wings of the sphenoid with the frontal.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot

  • Simple dolichocephaly is due to synostosis of the sagittal, or antero-posterior suture of the skull.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot

  • This process of synostosis begins from the interior of the cranium, and only subsequently manifests itself externally.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori


synostosis in Medicine

synostosis

(sĭn′ŏ-stōsĭs)
n. pl. syn•os•to•ses (-sēz)
  1. Fusion of normally separate bones.bony ankylosis true ankylosis
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Related formssyn′os•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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