unfused

adjective

un·​fused ˌən-ˈfyüzd How to pronounce unfused (audio)
: 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 The fossils were more complete than other earlier finds and revealed that the reptile's long snout had unfused, strap-like bones with a long space between them that ran the length of the nose. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 The dolphin’s neck bones were unfused, which would have allowed for a wider range of sweeping motion. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 June 2023 By comparing human chromosome two to the unfused versions in the chimpanzees and gorillas, Eichler and his colleagues reconstructed the chromosomes in the common ancestor of all three species: The bands correspond to segments of each chromosome. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2012 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

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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 16 Jul. 2024.

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