syndesmosis

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syndesmosis

 [sin″dez-mo´sis] (Gr.)
a joint in which the bones are united by fibrous connective tissue forming an interosseous membrane or ligament.

syn·des·mo·sis

, pl.

syn·des·mo·ses

(sin'dez-mō'sis, -sēz), [TA]
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments; for example, the union of the styloid process of the temporal bone and the hyoid bone through the stylohyoid ligament, and the fibrous union between the radius and ulna (radioulnar syndesmoses) and the tibia and fibula (tibofibular syndesmoses).
[syndesmo- + G. -osis, condition]

syndesmosis

(sĭn′dĕz-mō′sĭs, -dĕs-)
n. pl. syndesmo·ses (-sēz)
An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.

syn′des·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.

syn·des·mo·sis

, pl. syndesmoses (sin'dez-mō'sis, -sēz) [TA]
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments.
[syndesmo- + G. -osis, condition]

syndesmosis

A joint in which the bones are connected by ligaments or fibrous sheets.