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schindylesis

Pronunciation: skin'di-le'sis

Definition: A form of fibrous joint in which the sharp edge of one bone is received in a cleft in the edge of the other, as in the articulation of the vomer with the rostrum of the sphenoid.

Synonym(s): schindyletic joint, wedge-and-groove joint, wedge-and-groove suture

[G. schindylesis, splintering]

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