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n. pl. gom·pho·ses (-sēz)
A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket.
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]
an immovable joint, the bone being fixed in its socket in such a way that it does not move.See also: Bones