Sym"phy*sis (?), n.; pl. Symphyses (#). [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to make to grow together; with + to cause to grow; to grow.] Anat. (a)

An articulation formed by intervening cartilage; as, the pubic symphysis.

(b)

The union or coalescence of bones; also, the place of union or coalescence; as, the symphysis of the lower jaw. Cf. Articulation.

 

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