Syndesmosis definition

sĭndĕz-mōsĭs, -dĕs-
An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.
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The joining of adjacent bones as by ligaments.
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An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.
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(anatomy) A slightly movable articulation or joint where the contiguous bony surfaces are united by an interosseous ligament.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
syndesmosis
Plural:
syndesmoses

Origin of syndesmosis

  • New Latin syndesmōsis Greek sundesmos bond, ligament (from sundein to bind together syndetic) –osis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition