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normal or abnormal union of two bones by osseous material. adj., adj synostot´ic.
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Osseous union between two bones that are not supposed to be united; commonly refers to formation of a bony bundle between the radius and ulna following fracture of these two bones.
[syn- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]
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n. pl. synosto·ses (-sēz)
The fusion of normally separate skeletal bones.
syn′os·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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syn·os·to·sis, synosteosis (sin'os-tō'sis, -tē-ōsis) [TA]
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syn·os·to·sis, synosteosis (sin-os'tō'sis, -tē-ōsis) [TA]
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