osteosynthesis

noun
os·​teo·​syn·​the·​sis | \ -ˈsin(t)-thə-səs How to pronounce osteosynthesis (audio) \
plural osteosyntheses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce osteosyntheses (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteosynthesis

: the operation of uniting the ends of a fractured bone by mechanical means (as a wire or metal plate)

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