Gom*pho"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. , prop., a bolting together, fr. to fasten with bolts or nails, bolt, nail: cf. F. gomphose.] Anat.
A form of union or immovable articulation where a hard part is received into the cavity of a bone, as the teeth into the jaws.
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