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n. pl. sym·phy·ses (-sēz′)
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.
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.
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
A cartilaginous joint.
n. sínfisis, articulación en la cual las superficies óseas adyacentes se unen por un fibrocartílago;
pubic ___ → ___ púbica.