noun, plural syndesmoses
[sin-dez-moh-seez, -des-] /ˌsɪn dɛzˈmoʊ siz, -dɛs-/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
a connection of bones by ligaments, fasciae, or membranes other than in a joint.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(anatomy) a type of joint in which the articulating bones are held together by a ligament of connective tissue
syndesmosis syn·des·mo·sis (sĭn’děz-mō’sĭs, -děs-)
n. pl. syn·des·mo·ses (-sēz)
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments. Also called syndesmodial joint.
syn’des·mot’ic (-mŏt’ĭk) adj.
syndesmotomy syn·des·mot·o·my (sĭn’děz-mŏt’ə-mē, -děs-) n. Surgical division of a ligament.
adjective 1. serving to unite or connect; connective; copulative. 2. Grammar. conjunctive (def 3c). connected by a conjunction. adjective 1. denoting a grammatical construction in which two clauses are connected by a conjunction Compare asyndetic (sense 2)
noun 1. (grammar) a syndetic construction Compare asyndeton (sense 2)
noun 1. a person chosen to represent and transact business for a corporation, as a university. 2. a civil magistrate having different powers in different countries. noun 1. (Brit) a business agent of some universities or other bodies 2. (in several countries) a government administrator or magistrate with varying powers