noun, plural symphyses
[sim-fuh-seez] /ˈsɪm fəˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
the growing together, or the fixed or nearly fixed union, of bones, as that of the two halves of the lower jaw in humans or of the pubic bones in the anterior part of the pelvic girdle.
a line of junction or articulation so formed.
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(anatomy, botany) a growing together of parts or structures, such as two bony surfaces joined by an intermediate layer of fibrous cartilage
a line marking this growing together
(pathol) an abnormal adhesion of two or more parts or structures
symphysis sym·phy·sis (sĭm’fĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. sym·phy·ses (-sēz’)
A form of cartilaginous joint in which union between two bones is effected by fibrocartilage without a synovial membrane.
A union, meeting point, or commissure of two structures.
A growing together of bones originally separate, as of the two pubic bones.
A line or junction thus formed.
A pathological adhesion or growing together.
language SYsteMs Programming Language. CDC’s derivative of Jovial. SYMPL is a non-re-entrant block structured language with extensive bit manipulation facilities, which is linkable with Fortran. Major parts of CDC systems during the 1970s were written in SYMPL. (1995-02-14)
plural noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a pair of rocky islands, at the entrance to the Black Sea, that often clashed together: Athena helped the Argonauts navigate them, after which they became fixed.
noun, Rhetoric. 1. the simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe.
noun, plural sympodia [sim-poh-dee-uh] /sɪmˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. an axis or stem that simulates a simple stem but is made up of the bases of a number of axes that arise successively as branches, one from another, as in the grapevine. noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə) 1. the main axis of growth in […]