An articulation formed by intervening cartilage; as, the pubic symphysis.
The union or coalescence of bones; also, the place of union or coalescence; as, the symphysis of the lower jaw. Cf. Articulation.
An immovable articulation between the ends of two bones meeting at the midine of the body.
Greek syn = with, and physis = growth; hence a joint where union between the bones is by fibrocartilage - used for median joints. (Symphysis of the mandible is exceptional, the 2 halves fusing before the age of 2).
the line or junction formed by a cartilaginous articulation between two bones without an intervening synovial membrane, this articulation often fuses as in the two bones and the two halves of the mandibles [compare to suture and epiphysis].
syn = with, together + physis = growth; a growing together; a line of fusion between two bones; a type of joint where bones are separated by fibrocartilage.
a line of union; a slightly movable cartilaginous joint, e.g., the symphysis pubis between the anterior surfaces of the coxal (hip) bones
The union in the median plane of the two halves of the mandible.
Gr. Symphyesthai to grow together. A cartilaginous joint in which articulating surfaces are lined with a layer of hyaline cartilage and there is a fibrocartilaginous disc between the opposing bones. The thickness of this fibrocartilaginous disc determines the degree of movement of the joint.
the point of junction of two bones as in the two parts of the lower jaw in front: the tip of the chin
a cartilaginous joint in which the uniting entity is fibrocartilage
a fibrocartilaginous fusion between two bones
a secondary cartilaginous joint, in which the articular surfaces of the bone are covered by hyaline cartilage and are connected to each other by fibrocartilage. This joint is of a permanent nature and some movement is permitted (e.g. pubic symphysis).
Fibrocartilginous joint between two bones
(mandibular)- The coming together of the 2 lower jaw bones.
When originally separate bones grow together. For example, the two pubic bones of the two halves of the lower jawbone. It also refers to the line or the place where they are joined. It can be called a symphysis whee bones are joined together by cartilage without a joint cavity lining or a cartilaginous joint two bony surfaces covered with thin layers of hyaline cartilage, cushioned by flattened plates or discs of fibrocartilage. They usually have slight movement called amphiarthroses. A good example is the intervertebral joints between the bodies of vertebrae. Also called secondary synchondrosis.
A fibrous amphiarthrosis, such as that between adjacent vertebrae or between the pubic bones of the ossa coxae.
The immovable dense midline articulation of the right and left halves of the adult mandible.