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Syndesmosis

Definition
noun, plural: syndesmoses
A joint in which the contiguous bony surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments, fasciae, or membranes other than in a joint.
Supplement
Examples of this type of fibrous joint are found between the radius and ulna, between the shaft of the tibia and the shaft of the fibula.
Word origin: from Greek sundesmos, bond, ligament, from sundein, to bind together.

Related forms: syndesmotic (adjective).

Synonym: syndesmodial joint.

See also: articulation, fibrous joint.


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