symphysis


sym·phy·sis

noun \ˈsim(p)-fə-səs\
plural sym·phy·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of SYMPHYSIS

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

sym·phy·sis

noun \ˈsim(p)-fə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sym·phy·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SYMPHYSIS

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