gomphosis


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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

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

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.

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]