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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sin'ar-thro'sis, -sez

Definition: An immovable or nearly immovable union of rigid components of the skeletal system, including fibrous joints, cartilaginous joints, and bony unions (synostoses).

See: articulation

[G. fr. syn, together, + arthrosis, articulation]

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