[ sis-ahr-koh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪs ɑrˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural sys·sar·co·ses [sis-ahr-koh-seez] /ˌsɪs ɑrˈkoʊ siz/. Anatomy.

the joining or attachment of bones by means of muscle.

Origin of syssarcosis

1670–80; < New Latin < Greek syssárkōsis; see sys-, sarc-, -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for syssarcosis


/ (ˌsɪsɑːˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

anatomy the union or articulation of bones by muscle

Derived Forms

syssarcotic (ˌsɪsɑːˈkɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for syssarcosis

C17: from New Latin, from Greek sussarkōsis, from sussarkousthai, from sus- syn- + sarkoun to become fleshy, from sarx flesh
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Medicine definitions for syssarcosis


[ sĭs′är-kōsĭs ]

n. pl sys•sar•co•ses (-sēz)

The union or attachment of bones, such as the hyoid bone and lower jaw, by muscle.
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