synostosis

noun
syn·os·to·sis | \ˌsi-ˌnä-ˈstō-səs \
plural synostoses\ˌsi-ˌnä-ˈstō-ˌsēz \

Definition of synostosis 

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

First Known Use of synostosis

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synostosis

New Latin

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synostosis

noun
syn·os·to·sis | \ˌsin-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs \
plural synostoses\-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)

Other Words from synostosis

synostotic \-ˈtät-ik \ adjective
synostotically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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