synostosis


syn·os·to·sis

noun \ˌsi-ˌnäs-ˈtō-səs\
plural syn·os·to·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of SYNOSTOSIS

:  union of two or more separate bones to form a single bone

Origin of SYNOSTOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1848

syn·os·to·sis

noun \ˌsin-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural syn·os·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SYNOSTOSIS

: union of two or more separate bones to form a single bone; also : the union so formed (as at an epiphyseal line)
syn·os·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective
syn·os·tot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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