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gomphosis

 [gom-fo´sis]
a type of fibrous joint in which a conical process is inserted into a socket-like portion.
The only joint in the human body that is a gomphosis joint is that between a tooth and the mandible or maxilla.

gom·pho·sis

(gom-fō'sis), [TA]
1. A form of fibrous joint in which a peglike process fits into a hole, as the root of a tooth into the socket in the alveolus.
2. The hollow part of a joint; the excavation in one bone of a joint that receives the articular end of the other bone.
[G. gomphos, bolt, nail, + -osis, condition]

gomphosis

/gom·pho·sis/ (gom-fo´sis) a type of fibrous joint in which a conical process is inserted into a socket-like portion.

gomphosis

(gŏm-fō′sĭs)
n. pl. gompho·ses (-sēz)
A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket.

gomphosis

[gomfō′sis] pl. gomphoses
Etymology: Gk, gomphos, bolt
an articulation by the insertion of a conical process into a socket, such as the insertion of a root of a tooth into an alveolus of the mandible or the maxilla. Gomphosis is not a connection between true bones but is considered a type of fibrous joint. Compare sutura, syndesmosis.
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Gomphosis

gom·pho·sis

(gom-fō'sis) [TA]
A form of fibrous joint in which a peglike process fits into a hole, as the root of a tooth into the alveolus.
[G. gomphos, bolt, nail, + -osis, condition]

gomphosis

A non-moving joint, such as those between the bones of the CRANIUM.

gomphosis (gmˈ·fōˑ·sis),

n a fibr-ous articulation within the periosteal lining, such as that present in the tooth socket.
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Gomphosis.

gom·pho·sis

(gom-fō'sis) [TA]
1. Form of fibrous joint in which a peglike process fits into a hole, as the root of a tooth into socket in alveolus.
2. Hollow part of a joint; excavation in one bone of a joint that receives the articular end of the other bone.
[G. gomphos, bolt, nail, + -osis, condition]

gomphosis (gämfō´sis),

n a form of joint in which a conical body is fastened into a socket, as a tooth is fastened into the jaw.

gomphosis

a type of fibrous joint in which a conical process is inserted into a socket-like portion.