amphiarthrosis


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amphiarthrosis

 [am″fe-ahr-thro´sis]
a joint in which the surfaces are connected by disks of fibrocartilage, as between vertebrae.

sym·phy·sis

, gen.

sym·phy·ses

(sim'fi-sis, -sēz), [TA]
1. Form of cartilaginous joint in which union between two bones is effected by means of fibrocartilage. Synonym(s): amphiarthrosis
2. A union, meeting point, or commissure of any two structures.
3. A pathologic adhesion or growing together.
[G. a growing together]

amphiarthrosis

/am·phi·ar·thro·sis/ (am″fe-ahr-thro´sis) a joint permitting little motion, the opposed surfaces being connected by fibrocartilage, as between vertebrae.

amphiarthrosis

(ăm′fē-är-thrō′sĭs)
n. pl. amphiarthro·ses (-sēz)
A type of articulation between bony surfaces that permits limited motion and is connected by ligaments or elastic cartilage, such as that between the vertebrae.

amphiarthrosis

amphiarthrosis

A type of joint allowing very limited movement because the bones are connected by FIBROCARTILAGE. Such joints occur between adjacent vertebrae or between the ribs and the breast bone.

amphiarthrosis

a joint in which the surfaces are connected by fibrocartilage, as between vertebrae. Called also cartilaginous joint. See also symphysis, synchondrosis.