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symphysis

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noun sym·phy·sis \ˈsim(p)-fə-səs\

Definition of symphysis

plural sym·phy·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. 1 :  an immovable or more or less movable articulation of various bones in the median plane of the body

  2. 2 :  an articulation in which the bony surfaces are connected by pads of fibrous cartilage without a synovial membrane



Origin of symphysis

New Latin, from Greek, state of growing together, from symphyesthai to grow together, from syn- + phyein to make grow, bring forth — more at be


First Known Use: circa 1578


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symphysis

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noun sym·phy·sis \ˈsim(p)-fə-səs\

Medical Definition of symphysis

plural sym·phy·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  an immovable or more or less movable articulation of various bones in the median plane of the body—see pubic symphysis

  2. 2:  an articulation (as between the bodies of vertebrae) in which the bony surfaces are connected by pads of fibrous cartilage without a synovial membrane



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