noun (plural synchondroses /-ˌsēz/)Anatomy
An almost immovable joint between bones bound by a layer of cartilage, as in the vertebrae.
- Closure of the ischiopubic synchondrosis is variable and can occur as early as 3 years.
- It would seem that the prognosis, in terms of craniofacial development, is primarily related to which sutures and synchondroses that are fused, the age at onset of fusion, and the sequence of fusion.
- Other synchondroses are permanent; for example, the joints between the ribs and the costal cartilages of the rib cage.
Late 16th century: from modern Latin, from Greek sunkhondrōsis, from sun- 'together' + khondros 'cartilage'.
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