synostosis

noun
syn·​os·​to·​sis | \ ˌsi-ˌnä-ˈstō-səs How to pronounce synostosis (audio) \
plural synostoses\ ˌsi-​ˌnä-​ˈstō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce synostoses (audio) \

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

syn- + -ostosis

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The first known use of synostosis was circa 1848

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synostosis

noun
syn·​os·​to·​sis | \ ˌsin-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce synostosis (audio) \
plural synostoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce synostoses (audio) \

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 How to pronounce synostotic (audio) \ adjective
synostotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce synostotically (audio) \ adverb

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