Syndesmosis Syn`des*mo"sis, n.; pl. {Syndesmoses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a bond; ? together + ? a bond, fr. ? to bind.] (Anat.) An articulation formed by means of ligaments. [1913 Webster]

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  • syndesmoses thoracis — [TA] syndesmoses of thorax: the fibrous joints of the thorax, including the external and internal intercostal membranes …   Medical dictionary

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  • Joint — For other uses, see Joint (disambiguation). Typical Joint A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact.[1] They are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally …   Wikipedia

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  • syndesmosis — A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments; e.g., the union of the styloid process of the temporal bone and the hyoid bone via the stylohyoid ligament, and …   Medical dictionary

  • juncturae fibrosae cranii — [TA] cranial fibrous joints: the sutures (suturae cranii) and ligaments connecting the bones of the skull to each other, as well as the syndesmoses holding the teeth in their sockets (syndesmoses dentoalveolares) …   Medical dictionary

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