syndesmoses

syndesmosis

[sin-dez-moh-sis, -des-]
noun, plural syndesmoses [sin-dez-moh-seez, -des-] . Anatomy.
a connection of bones by ligaments, fasciae, or membranes other than in a joint.

Origin:
1720–30; < Greek sýndesm(os) bond (see syndesmectomy) + -osis

syndesmotic [sin-dez-mot-ik, -des-] , adjective
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syndesmosis (ˌsɪndɛsˈməʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
anatomy a type of joint in which the articulating bones are held together by a ligament of connective tissue
 
[New Latin, from Greek sundein to bind together; see syndesis]
 
syndesmotic
 
adj

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syndesmosis syn·des·mo·sis (sĭn'děz-mō'sĭs, -děs-)
n. pl. syn·des·mo·ses (-sēz)
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments. Also called syndesmodial joint.


syn'des·mot'ic (-mŏt'ĭk) adj.
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