|—n , pl -ses|
|1.||anatomy, botany a growing together of parts or structures, such as two bony surfaces joined by an intermediate layer of fibrous cartilage|
|2.||a line marking this growing together|
|3.||pathol an abnormal adhesion of two or more parts or structures|
|[C16: via New Latin from Greek sumphusis, from sumphuein, from |
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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