gomphosis

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gom·pho·sis

 (gŏm-fō′sĭs)
n. pl. gom·pho·ses (-sēz)
A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket.

[Greek gomphōsis, from gomphoun, to fasten with bolts, from gomphos, bolt; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.]

gomphosis

(ɡɒmˈfəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy a form of immovable articulation in which a peglike part fits into a cavity, as in the setting of a tooth in its socket
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek gomphoein to bolt together, from gomphos tooth, peg]

gomphosis

an immovable joint, the bone being fixed in its socket in such a way that it does not move.
See also: Bones
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