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a joint in which the surfaces are connected by disks of fibrocartilage, as between vertebrae.
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]
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.