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sym·phy·sis

 (sĭm′fĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. sym·phy·ses (-sēz′)
1.
a. A growing together of bones originally separate, as of the two pubic bones or the two halves of the lower jawbone.
b. A line or junction thus formed.
c. An articulation in which bones are united by cartilage without a synovial membrane.
2. The coalescence of similar parts or organs.

[Greek sumphusis, from sumphuein, to cause to grow together : sun-, syn- + phuein, to cause to grow; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

sym′phy·se′al (sĭm′fĭ-sē′əl), sym·phys′i·al (sĭm-fĭz′ē-əl) adj.

symphysis

(ˈsɪmfɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy botany a growing together of parts or structures, such as two bony surfaces joined by an intermediate layer of fibrous cartilage
2. (Botany) anatomy botany a growing together of parts or structures, such as two bony surfaces joined by an intermediate layer of fibrous cartilage
3. (Anatomy) a line marking this growing together
4. (Pathology) pathol an abnormal adhesion of two or more parts or structures
[C16: via New Latin from Greek sumphusis, from sumphuein, from syn- + phuein to grow]
symphysial, symphyseal adj
symphystic, symˈphytic adj

sym•phy•sis

(ˈsɪm fə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. a joining of two complementary bones along the midline of the body, as at the halves of the lower jaw.
2. a similar joining of parts in a plant.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek sýmphysis a growing together =symphý(ein) to cause to grow together (sym- sym- + phýein to grow) + -sis -sis]
sym•phys′tic (-ˈfɪs tɪk) sym•phys′i•al (-ˈfɪz i əl) adj.

symphysis

the growing together or the fixed or almost fixed union of two bones, as the two halves of the lower jaw. — symphyseal, symphysial, symphystic, adj.
See also: Bones

symphysis

A cartilaginous joint.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.symphysis - an abnormal adhesion of two or more structuressymphysis - an abnormal adhesion of two or more structures
adhesion - abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
2.symphysis - a growing together of parts or structures
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Translations

sym·phy·sis

n. sínfisis, articulación en la cual las superficies óseas adyacentes se unen por un fibrocartílago;
pubic ______ púbica.

symphysis

n (pl -ses) sínfisis f