un·​fused ˌən-ˈfyüzd How to pronounce unfused (audio)
: not fused: such as
: not blended by or as if by melting
unfused material in a blast furnace
: not joined
Unfused vertebrae in its neck mean it is capable of turning its head through a range of 180 degrees …Rowan Hooper

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The chimp genome team were able to match human chromosome two to two unfused chromosomes in the chimpanzee genome. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2012 Even land-dwelling salamanders with adult-looking bodies often have babylike traits, such as unfused skull bones or foot skeletons that haven’t hardened into bone. Douglas Fox, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2022 To that end, the new OCBD features an unfused, unlined collar and cuffs, as well as a seven-button front, a straight box pleat, and six-pleat shirring at the cuffs. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 30 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfused was circa 1775

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“Unfused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfused. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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