noun, plural synostoses [sin-o-stoh-seez] . Anatomy.
union of separate bones into a single bone.

1840–50; < Neo-Latin; see syn-, ostosis

synostotic [sin-o-stot-ik] , synostotical, adjective
synostotically, adverb Unabridged
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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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