American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The union or attachment of bones, such as the hyoid bone and lower jaw, by means of muscle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, fleshy connection; the connection of one bone with another by means of intervening muscle: correlated with synneurosis, syndesmosis, etc. The connections of the hyoid bone with the lower jawbone, breast-bone, and shoulder-blade respectively are syssarcosic in man. Also
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The junction of bones by intervening muscles.
- Greek sussarkōsis, state of being overgrown with flesh, from sussarkousthai, to be overgrown with flesh : sun-, syn- + sarkousthai, passive of sarkoun, to make fleshy (from sarx, sark-, flesh). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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