|—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 |
symphysial sym·phys·i·al (sĭm-fĭz'ē-əl) or sym·phy·se·al (sĭm'-fĭ-sē'əl, sĭm-fĭz'ē-əl)
Of, relating to, or characterized by a symphysis.