gomphosis


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

gomphosis

(gŏm-fō′sĭs)
n. pl. gompho·ses (-sēz)
A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gomphosis

A non-moving joint, such as those between the bones of the CRANIUM.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012