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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

(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.

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.

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]
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Diseases of the pubis and pubic symphysis: MR imaging appearances.
The second tier included those elements that produced age estimates less than or equal to 20 years and greater than or equal to 30 years (Stage 0, 1, and 2 fusion for the long bones, and composite scores of 0-5 and 14-15 for the pubic symphysis), in order to capture those individuals at or outside one standard deviation from the antemortem mean age.
The Barremian pliosaurid genera known in Colombia, Stenorhynchosaurus and Acostasaurus, are smaller in size and clearly differ from the new specimen MP111209-1: Stenorhynchosaurus has a more elongated snout, isodont dentition, and longer mandibular symphysis (Paramo-Fonseca et al., 2016); and Acostasaurus has a shorter preorbital rostrum, large nasal present in contact with the parietal, anterior interpterygoid vacuity absent, longer mandibular symphysis, different arrangement of the heterodont dentition (Gomez-Perez and Noe, 2017), cervical rib facets in ventrolateral position and double-headed cervical ribs (Gomez-Perez, 2001).
Complications in the use of the mandibular body, ramus and symphysis as donor sites in bone graft surgery.
During incision and drainage of this abscess, the orthopedicians could not identify any communication of the sinus tract with the pubic symphysis. Thus, we concluded that this was an incidental development not directly related to the collection in the region of the diastasis.
The public symphysis typically has more soft tissue coverage than the ASIS, falsely increasing posterior pelvic tilt (increasing SPT) and causing inadvertent error in acetabular anteversion.
The occurrence of foramina was evident in all specimens; the occurrence of two to four foramina was evident in 27 skulls, and the presence of a central foramen was noted in one skull at the symphysis area.
Symphysis pubis injection with fluoroscopic guidance was performed with 40 mg methylprednisolone and 1 mL 0.5% bupivacaine.
During the operation that ensued, a 3 cm-long tract running closely to the pubic symphysis and extending toward the bladder was totally resected (Figure 1d).
The morphology of the mandibular symphysis and the position of the lower incisors are crucial factors for the success of orthodontic treatment [1-6].
The distributions of clinical characteristics including age, GTV size, and distance of the proximal-most end of the GTV to pubic symphysis were calculated for the total population and compared according to tumor location (proximal medial thigh, other thigh, and buttock).