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syssarcosis

[ sis-ahr-koh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪs ɑrˈkoʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural sys·sar·co·ses [sis-ahr-koh-seez]. /ˌsɪs ɑrˈkoʊ siz/. Anatomy.
the joining or attachment of bones by means of muscle.
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Origin of syssarcosis

1670–80; <New Latin <Greek syssárkōsis;see sys-, sarc-, -osis

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British Dictionary definitions for syssarcosis

syssarcosis
/ (ˌsɪsɑːˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
anatomy the union or articulation of bones by muscle

Derived forms of syssarcosis

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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Medical definitions for syssarcosis

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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