Symphysis

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Symphysis
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Diagrammatic section of a symphysis.
Identifiers
Gray's p.285
Dorlands
/Elsevier
s_31/12776046
TA A03.0.00.017
FMA FMA:7498
Anatomical terminology

A symphysis is a fibrocartilaginous fusion between two bones. It is a type of cartilaginous joint, specifically a secondary cartilaginous joint.

  1. A symphysis is an amphiarthrosis, a slightly movable joint.
  2. A growing together of parts or structures

Unlike synchondroses, symphyses are permanent.[1]

Examples[edit]

The more prominent symphyses are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Module - Introduction to Joints". Retrieved 2008-01-29. 

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