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synostosis

Pronunciation: sin'os-to'sis

Definition: Osseous union between two bones that are not supposed to be united; commonly refers to formation of a bony bundle between the radius and ulna following fracture of these two bones.

Synonym(s): bony ankylosis, synosteosis, true ankylosis

[syn- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]

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