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Related to symphysis: Symphysis pubis, Symphysis menti

symphysis

 [sim´fĭ-sis] (Gr.)
a site or line of union; a type of joint in which the apposed bony surfaces are firmly united by a plate of fibrocartilage.
symphysis menta´lis the line of fusion in the median plane of the mandible that marks the union of the two halves of the mandible.
pubic symphysis (symphysis pu´bis) the line of union of the bodies of the pubic bones in the median plane.

sym·phy·sis

, gen.

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]

symphysis

/sym·phy·sis/ (sim´fĭ-sis) pl. sym´physes   [Gr.] fibrocartilaginous joint; a type of joint in which the apposed bony surfaces are firmly united by a plate of fibrocartilage.
pubic symphysis  the line of union of the bodies of the pubic bones in the median plane.

symphysis

(sĭm′fĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. symphy·ses (-sēz′)
1.
a. A growing together of bones originally separate, as of the two pubic bones or the two halves of the lower jawbone.
b. A line or junction thus formed.
c. An articulation in which bones are united by cartilage without a synovial membrane.
2. The coalescence of similar parts or organs.

sym′phy·se′al (sĭm′fĭ-sē′əl), sym·phys′i·al (sĭm-fĭz′ē-əl) adj.

symphysis

[sim′fəsis] pl. symphyses
Etymology: Gk, growing together
1 also called fibrocartilaginous joint. A line of union, especially a cartilaginous joint in which adjacent bony surfaces are firmly united by fibrocartilage.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
symphysis pubis. symphysic, adj.
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Symphysis

sym·phy·sis

, pl. symphyses (sim'fi-sis, -sēz)
1. [TA] Form of cartilaginous joint in which union between two bones is effected by means of fibrocartilage.
2. A union, meeting point, or commissure of any two structures.
3. A pathologic adhesion or growing together.
[G. a growing together]

symphysis

A joint in which the component bones are immovably held together by strong, fibrous cartilage. There is a symphysis between the two pubic bones at the front of the pelvis.

symphysis

  1. the point of fusion of two bones.
  2. a moveable articulation between bones joined by fibrocartilage.

symphysis

fibrocartilaginous joint, e.g. between paired pubic bones

sym·phy·sis

, pl. symphyses (sim'fi-sis, -sēz)
1. Form of cartilaginous joint in which union between two bones is effected with fibrocartilage.
2. Union, meeting point, or commissure of any two structures.
[G. a growing together]

symphysis (sim´fisis),

n a line of union between two bony surfaces such as the symphysis of the mandible.

symphysis

pl. symphyses [Gr.] a type of joint in which the apposed bony surfaces are firmly united by a plate of fibrocartilage or cartilage; e.g. intermandibular joint, pelvic symphysis. There is usually cartilage against each bone and fibrous tissue or fibrocartilage in the middle.

ischiatic symphysis
the line of fusion between the bodies of the ischia.
mandibular symphysis
the joint between the two halves of the mandible which allows each half to rotate, as in the jaws of the dog, cat, ruminants and many other species, is a cartilaginous symphysis. In the jaws of horses and pigs the mandibles are fused together.
pelvic symphysis
the combined pubic and ischiatic symphyses, a cartilaginous symphysis.
pubic symphysis, symphysis pubis
the line of union of the bodies of the pubic bones in the median plane.
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8% HL), mandible with patches of 5 or 6 rows of teeth near symphysis that become 3 rows of minute conical teeth away from symphysis, mandibular pores weak or absent, tongue smooth; symphyseal knob generally weak to absent, more pronounced in larger specimens, but not exaggerated, symphyseal knob length 2.
Abbreviations: MeSH = Medical Subject Heading, SPD = symphysis pubis diastasis, TENS = transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
40) Physical examination findings may include tenderness at the pubic symphysis and adjacent pubic bones, pain with adductor stretch, decreased internal and external hip rotation, and pain with single leg hop.
We then sighted perpendicular to the plane created by the pubic symphysis with the vertex at the intersection of the ischiatic arch and pubic symphysis (Fig.
Osteitis pubis (OP) is an inflammatory disease of the pubic symphysis that can be very painful.
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The lower lip and external incisions were then repaired in a layered fashion with resuspension of the soft-tissue envelope to the mandibular symphysis (figure 3).
Slope of strongly sloped vertical mandibular symphysis (receding in lateral view inferiorly) 4.
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The surgical wound extended from 5 cm above the umbilicus to the symphysis pubis.
Allograft dissolution along with the majority of the superior/ anterior pubic rami and the pubic symphysis were also discovered at this time.