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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The union or attachment of bones, such as the hyoid bone and lower jaw, by means of muscle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The junction of bones by intervening muscles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The junction of bones by intervening muscles.

from The 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.

Etymologies

Greek sussark┼Źsis, 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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