symphysis

noun sym·phy·sis \ ˈsim(p)-fə-səs \

Definition of symphysis

plural symphyses play \-ˌsēz\
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 and Etymology 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


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symphysis

noun sym·phy·sis \ ˈsim(p)-fə-səs \

medical Definition of symphysis

plural symphyses play \-ˌsēz\
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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