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noun, plural: synarthrodiae

The joint that connects bones by fibrous tissue and allows only little or no movement.


In synarthrodia, the bones are rigidly connected by fibrous tissue. Examples of synarthrodia are the sutures found between the bones of the skull, and synchrondrosis.

Word origin: syn- + Greek arthrōdia, a kind of articulation (from arthrōdēs, well-jointed, from arthron, joint
Related forms: synarthrodial (adjective)


Compare: synovial joint, cartilaginous joint.
See also: joint.