un·​fused | \ ˌən-ˈfyüzd How to pronounce unfused (audio) \

Definition of unfused

: not fused: such as
a : not blended by or as if by melting unfused material in a blast furnace
b : not joined Unfused vertebrae in its neck mean it is capable of turning its head through a range of 180 degrees …— Rowan Hooper

Examples of unfused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In response, a small cottage industry grew up around recreating the soft, unlined and unfused Brooks Brothers OCBDs of old. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 30 Sep. 2021 Examination of the cat's body showed an unfused distal epiphysis, further evidence of its young age. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Aug. 2020 The tight fusion of vertebrae at the hip-spine connection—called the sacrum—also became unfused and more flexible. Riley Black, Smithsonian, 11 Dec. 2019 Leatherbacks are the only living species with unfused ribs, rubbery skin over layers of connective tissue, and a flexible shell of bony plates. National Geographic, 10 Oct. 2019 The team also found the Neanderthal child still had several unfused vertebrae. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unfused

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfused. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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