[ sin-o-stoh-sis ]

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

Origin of synostosis

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

Other words from synostosis

  • syn·os·tot·ic [sin-o-stot-ik], /ˌsɪn ɒˈstɒt ɪk/, syn·os·tot·i·cal, adjective
  • syn·os·tot·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby synostosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use synostosis in a sentence

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

    Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
  • Trochocephaly (roundness of head) is due to partial synostosis of the frontals and parietals in the centre of the coronal suture.

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