noun, plural: synchondroses
Synchondroses are primary cartilaginous joints located between the epiphyses and bodies of long bones, between the occipital and sphenoid, and between the petrous portion of the temporal and the jugular process of the occipital.
Word origin: from Greek sunkhondrōsis: sun-, syn- + khondros, cartilage + -ōsis, -osis.
Synonym: synchondrodial joint, primary cartilaginous joint.
See also: joint, articulation, cartilage.