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normal or abnormal union of two bones by osseous material. adj., adj synostot´ic.
Osseous union between two bones that are not supposed to be united; commonly refers to formation of a bony bundle between the radius and ulna following fracture of these two bones.
[syn- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]
synostosis/syn·os·to·sis/ (-os-to´sis) pl. synosto´ses
1. a union between adjacent bones or parts of a single bone formed by osseous material.
2. the osseous union of bones that are normally distinct.synostot´ic
n. pl. synosto·ses (-sēz)
The fusion of normally separate skeletal bones.
syn′os·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
Etymology: Gk, syn, together, osteon, bone
the joining of two bones by the ossification of connecting tissues. It occurs normally in the fusion of cranial bones to form the skull.
syn·os·to·sis, synosteosis (sin'os-tō'sis, -tē-ōsis) [TA]
synostosisbony union between two bones, with resultant loss of joint movement (see tarsal coalitions)
syn·os·to·sis, synosteosis (sin-os'tō'sis, -tē-ōsis) [TA]
n the joining of two bones by the ossification of connecting tissues. It occurs normally in the fusion of cranial bones to form the adult skull.
pl. synostoses [Gr.] normal or abnormal union of two bones by osseous material.
occurs between the radius and ulna as a result of unsatisfactory reduction of fractures.