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symphysis

sym·phy·sis

symphysis

 
pronunciation:
sIm f sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: symphyses
definition 1: the fusing or growing together of bones such that an abnormal union is formed.
definition 2: the growing together of similar plant parts or organs; coalescence.
derivation: symphyseal (symphysial) (adj.)
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