plural syssarcoses
: 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)

Word History


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

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“Syssarcosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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