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

  • n. An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A slightly movable articulation or joint where the contiguous bony surfaces are united by an interosseous ligament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An articulation formed by means of ligaments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the connection of bones by ligaments, fasciæ, or membranes other than those which enter into the composition of the joints.


New Latin, from Greek sundesmos, bond, ligament, from sundein, to bind together; see syndetic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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