synostosis

noun

syn·​os·​to·​sis ˌsi-ˌnä-ˈstō-səs How to pronounce synostosis (audio)
plural synostoses ˌsi-ˌnä-ˈstō-ˌsēz How to pronounce synostosis (audio)
: union of two or more separate bones to form a single bone

Examples of synostosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aist was born with congenital radioulnar synostosis, a condition leading to the abnormal connection of the bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna, according to the National Institutes of Health. Greeley Tribune, The Denver Post, 19 July 2020

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Word History

Etymology

syn- + -ostosis

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of synostosis was circa 1848

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“Synostosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synostosis. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

synostosis

noun
syn·​os·​to·​sis ˌsin-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce synostosis (audio)
plural synostoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce synostosis (audio)
: union of two or more separate bones to form a single bone
also : the union so formed (as at an epiphyseal line)
synostotic adjective
synostotically adverb
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