syndesmosis

noun syn·des·mo·sis \ ˌsin-ˌdez-ˈmō-səs , -ˌdes- \

Definition of syndesmosis

plural syndesmoses play \-ˌsēz\
: an articulation in which the contiguous surfaces of the bones are rough and are bound together by a ligament

Origin and Etymology of syndesmosis

New Latin, from Greek syndesmos fastening, ligament, from syndein


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syndesmosis

noun syn·des·mo·sis \ ˌsin-ˌdez-ˈmō-səs , -ˌdes- \

medical Definition of syndesmosis

plural syndesmoses play \-ˌsēz\
: an articulation in which the contiguous surfaces of the bones are rough and are bound together by a ligament

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