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synostosis

[sin-o-stoh-sis] /ˌsɪn ɒˈstoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural synostoses
[sin-o-stoh-seez] /ˌsɪn ɒˈstoʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
union of separate bones into a single bone.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin; see syn-, ostosis
Related forms
synostotic
[sin-o-stot-ik] /ˌsɪn ɒˈstɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
synostotical, adjective
synostotically, adverb
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synostosis in Medicine

synostosis syn·os·to·sis (sĭn'ŏ-stō'sĭs)
n. pl. syn·os·to·ses (-sēz)
Fusion of normally separate bones. Also called bony ankylosis, true ankylosis.


syn'os·tot'ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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