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n. pl. syn·des·mo·ses (-sēz)
An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.
[New Latin syndesmōsis : Greek sundesmos, bond, ligament (from sundein, to bind together; see syndetic) + -osis.]
syn′des·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
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n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy a type of joint in which the articulating bones are held together by a ligament of connective tissue
[New Latin, from Greek sundein to bind together; see syndesis]
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syn•des•mo•sis(ˌsɪn dɛzˈmoʊ sɪs, -dɛs-)
n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a joining of bones by ligaments or other fibrous tissue.
[1720–30; < Greek sýndesm(os) bond (synde-, s. of syndeîn to bind together + -osis]
syn`des•mot′ic (-ˈmɒt ɪk) adj.
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