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)



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