Variant of symphysis
- Anat. the growing together of bones originally separate, as of the two halves of the lower jaw or the two pubic bones; also, the line of junction and fusion of such bones
- Bot. the growing together of similar parts of a plant; coalescence
Origin: ModL from Gr, a growing together from syn-, with plush phyein, to grow: see be
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