syndesmosis


syn·des·mo·sis

noun \ˌsin-ˌdez-ˈmō-səs, -ˌdes-\
plural syn·des·mo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of SYNDESMOSIS

:  an articulation in which the contiguous surfaces of the bones are rough and are bound together by a ligament

Origin of SYNDESMOSIS

New Latin, from Greek syndesmos fastening, ligament, from syndein
First Known Use: 1726

syn·des·mo·sis

noun \ˌsin-ˌdez-ˈmō-səs, -ˌdes-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural syn·des·mo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SYNDESMOSIS

: an articulation in which the contiguous surfaces of the bones are rough and are bound together by a ligament

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