syndesmosis

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syndesmosis

 [sin″dez-mo´sis] (Gr.)
a joint in which the bones are united by fibrous connective tissue forming an interosseous membrane or ligament.

syn·des·mo·sis

, pl.

syn·des·mo·ses

(sin'dez-mō'sis, -sēz), [TA]
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments; for example, the union of the styloid process of the temporal bone and the hyoid bone through the stylohyoid ligament, and the fibrous union between the radius and ulna (radioulnar syndesmoses) and the tibia and fibula (tibofibular syndesmoses).
[syndesmo- + G. -osis, condition]

syndesmosis

/syn·des·mo·sis/ (sin″dez-mo´sis) pl. syndesmo´ses   [Gr.] a joint in which the bones are united by fibrous connective tissue forming an interosseous membrane or ligament.

syndesmosis

(sĭn′dĕz-mō′sĭs, -dĕs-)
n. pl. syndesmo·ses (-sēz)
An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.

syn′des·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.

syndesmosis

[sin′desmō′sis] pl. syndesmoses
Etymology: Gk, syndesmos, ligament
a fibrous union in which two bones are connected by interosseous ligaments, such as the anterior and the posterior ligaments in the radioulnar and tibiofibular articulations. Compare gomphosis, sutura.
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Syndesmosis

syn·des·mo·sis

, pl. syndesmoses (sin'dez-mō'sis, -sēz) [TA]
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments.
[syndesmo- + G. -osis, condition]

syndesmosis

A joint in which the bones are connected by ligaments or fibrous sheets.

syndesmosis

fibrous joint, in which two relatively remote surfaces are united by a ligament, e.g. interosseous ligament uniting inferior tibia and fibula

syndesmosis

pl. syndesmoses [Gr.] a joint in which the bones are united by fibrous connective tissue forming an interosseous membrane or ligament that allows a modest amount of movement.