from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of synarthrosis or immovable articulation in which one part enters into another like a peg or nail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) A form of union or immovable articulation where a hard part is received into the cavity of a bone, as the teeth into the jaws.
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- noun anatomy a type of
fibrous, immovable jointsuch as the one between the teethand the alveolar bone
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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My smile is fifty thousand watts of thirty or so remaining teeth, happily grinning without a gomphosis in a trembling mandible.
There are four varieties of synarthrosis: sutura, schindylesis, gomphosis, and synchondrosis.