synarthrosis

noun
syn·​ar·​thro·​sis | \ ˌsin-är-ˈthrō-səs How to pronounce synarthrosis (audio) \
plural synarthroses\ ˌsin-​är-​ˈthrō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce synarthrosis (audio) \

Definition of synarthrosis

: an immovable articulation in which the bones are united by intervening fibrous connective tissues

First Known Use of synarthrosis

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synarthrosis

Greek synarthrōsis, from syn- + arthrōsis arthrosis

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“Synarthrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synarthrosis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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synarthrosis

noun
syn·​ar·​thro·​sis | \ -ˈthrō-səs How to pronounce synarthrosis (audio) \
plural synarthroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce synarthrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of synarthrosis

: an immovable articulation in which the bones are united by intervening fibrous connective tissues

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