- (anatomy) Of or pertaining to symphysis.
Variant of symphysis
a growing together or fusing; specif.,
- 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 of symphysisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek a growing together ; from syn-, with + phyein, to grow: see be