Medical Dictionary

osteosynthesis

play
noun os·teo·syn·the·sis \-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\

Medical Definition of osteosynthesis

plural

osteosyntheses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  the operation of uniting the ends of a fractured bone by mechanical means (as a wire or metal plate)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up osteosynthesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!