an immovable joint in which a bone or other hard part, as a tooth, fits into a socket
Origin of gomphosisModern Latin from Classical Greek gomph?sis, a nailing together from gomphos, a nail, bolt, tooth: see comb
A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket.
Origin of gomphosisGreek gomphōsis from gomphoun to fasten with bolts from gomphos bolt ; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.
From the Greek γόμφος, meaning peg.