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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“Osteosynthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteosynthesis. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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