Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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

New Latin, from Greek sundesmos, bond, ligament, from sundein, to bind together; see syndetic.

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