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symphysis(sim'fi-sis) plural.symphyses [Gr., growing together]
1. A line of fusion between two bones that are separate in early development, as symphysis of the mandible.
2. A joint in which two bones are connected only by a fibrocartilaginous pad, as the pubic symphysis and the intervertebral disks. See: cartilaginous joint
symphysis of the jaw
An anterior, median, vertical ridge on the outer surface of the lower jaw representing a line of union of its halves. Synonym: mandibular symphysis.
Symphysis of the jaw.
The symphysis of the chin or the ridge marking the line of union of the two halves of the mandible.
The junction of the pubic bones on the midline in front; the bony eminence under the pubic hair.
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