syssarcosis

noun sys·sar·co·sis \ˌsisärˈkōsə̇s\

Definition of syssarcosis

plural

syssarcoses

\-ōˌsēz\
  1. :  the junction of two or more bones by means of attached muscles (such as the scapula with the thorax or the hyoid with the mandible and sternum)

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Origin and Etymology of syssarcosis

New Latin, from Greek syssarkōsis fact of being overgrown with flesh, from syssarkousthai to be overgrown with flesh also (from syn- + sarkousthai, passive of sarkoun to make fleshy, grow fleshy, from sark-, sarx flesh) + -sis — more at sarcasm


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