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Medical Term:

fibrous joint

Definition

a union of two bones by fibrous tissue such that there is no joint cavity and almost no motion possible; the types of fibrous joints are sutures, syndesmoses, and gomphoses.

Synonym(s): junctura fibrosaTA, articulatio fibrosa, immovable joint, synarthrodia, synarthrodial joint1

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