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Meaning of SYMPHYSIS

Pronunciation:  'simfisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a growing together of parts or structures
  2. [n]  an abnormal adhesion of two or more structures
 

SYMPHYSIS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: adhesion, biological process, organic process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sym"phy*sis\, n.; pl. {Symphyses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?,
fr. ? to make to grow together; sy`n with + ? to cause to
grow; to grow.] (Anat.)
(a) An articulation formed by intervening cartilage; as, the
    pubic symphysis.
(b) The union or coalescence of bones; also, the place of
    union or coalescence; as, the symphysis of the lower jaw.
    Cf. {Articulation}.

 

 

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