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A muscular articulation; union of bones by muscle; for example, in man, the muscular connections of the patella.
[G. syssarkōsis, a being overgrown with flesh, fr. syn, with, + sarx, flesh]
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n. pl. syssarco·ses (-sēz)
The union or attachment of bones, such as the hyoid bone and lower jaw, by means of muscle.
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syssarcosis(sĭs″ăr-kō′sĭs) [Gr. syn, together, + sarkosis, fleshy growth]
The union of bones by muscles; a muscular articulation such as the hyoid and patella.
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