gomphosis

noun

gom·​pho·​sis gäm-ˈfō-səs How to pronounce gomphosis (audio)
: an immovable articulation in which a hard part is received into a bone cavity (as the teeth into the jaws)

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“Gomphosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gomphosis. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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