from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of articulation in which the bones are rigidly fused by cartilage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of only slightly-moveable articulation between bones joined by hyaline cartilage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An immovable articulation in which the union is formed by cartilage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, union of bones by means of cartilage; a kind of articulation in which a layer or plate of cartilage so intervenes between the apposed surfaces of the bones that the joint has little if any motion.
New Latin synchondrōsis, from Greek sunkhondrōsis : sun-, syn- + khondros, cartilage + -ōsis, -osis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)