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synostosis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM synostosis

syn·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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Medical definitions for synostosis

synostosis
[ sĭn′ŏ-stōsĭs ]

n. pl. syn•os•to•ses (-sēz)
Fusion of normally separate bones.bony ankylosis true ankylosis

Other words from synostosis

syn′os•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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