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syndesis

 [sin´dĕ-sis]

syndesis

/syn·de·sis/ (sin´dĕ-sis)

syndesis

[sin′dəsis]
Etymology: Gk, syn, together, dein, to bind
surgical fixation of a joint. Also called arthrodesis.

ar·thro·de·sis

(ahr-thrō'dē-sis)
The stiffening of a joint by operative means.
Synonym(s): artificial ankylosis, syndesis.
[arthro- + G. desis, a binding together]

syndesis

1. arthrodesis.
2. synapsis.