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

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Recent Examples on the Web Examination of the cat's body showed an unfused distal epiphysis, further evidence of its young age. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Peer inside a mummified cat from ancient Egypt, courtesy of high-res 3D X-rays," 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, "Ancient Whale Fossil Helps Detail How the Mammals Took From Land to Sea," 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, "Sea survivors," 10 Oct. 2019 The team also found the Neanderthal child still had several unfused vertebrae. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "For Neanderthals, Growing Big Brains Took More Time," 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 22 Oct. 2020.

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