- union of separate bones into a single bone.
Origin of synostosis
Examples from the Web for synostosis
Historical Examples of synostosis
Pachycephaly (thickness of head) is due to synostosis of the parietal bone with the occipital.
As a result, osseous solidification of the joint (synostosis) ensues without, of course, the possibility of any movement.
Simple dolichocephaly is due to synostosis of the sagittal, or antero-posterior suture of the skull.
Tapeisocephaly (low head) is due to synostosis of the great wings of the sphenoid with the frontal.
This process of synostosis begins from the interior of the cranium, and only subsequently manifests itself externally.Pedagogical Anthropology
- Fusion of normally separate bones.bony ankylosis true ankylosis