[gom-foh-sis] /gɒmˈfoʊ sɪs/

noun, plural gomphoses
[gom-foh-seez] /gɒmˈfoʊ siz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
an immovable articulation in which one bone or part is received in a cavity in another, as a tooth in its socket.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(anatomy) a form of immovable articulation in which a peglike part fits into a cavity, as in the setting of a tooth in its socket

gomphosis gom·pho·sis (gŏm-fō’sĭs)
n. pl. gom·pho·ses (-sēz)
A type of immovable articulation, as of a tooth inserted into its bony socket. Also called peg-and-socket joint.


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