schindylesis


schindylesis
A form of fibrous joint in which the sharp edge of one bone is received in a cleft in the edge of the other, as in the articulation of the vomer with the rostrum of the sphenoid. SYN: schindyletic joint, wedge-and-groove joint, wedge-and-groove suture. [G. s., splintering]

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schin·dy·le·sis .skin-də-'lē-səs n, pl -le·ses -.sēz an articulation in which one bone is received into a groove or slit in another

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n.
a form of synarthrosis (immovable joint) in which a crest of one bone fits into a groove of another.

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schin·dy·le·sis (skin″də-leґsis) [Gr. schindylēsis a splintering] [TA] a form of articulation in which a thin plate of one bone is received into a cleft in another, as in the articulation of the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone with the vomer. Called also wedge-and-groove joint.

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  • Schindylesis — Schin dy*le sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a splitting into fragments.] (Anat.) A form of articulation in which one bone is received into a groove or slit in another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • schindylesis — schin·dy·le·sis …   English syllables

  • schindylesis — n. a form of synarthrosis (immovable joint) in which a crest of one bone fits into a groove of another …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • schindylesis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • wedge-and-groove joint — schindylesis …   Medical dictionary

  • схиндилез — (schindylesis, PNA; греч. schindylesis расщепление; син. шиндилез) фиброзное соединение костей, при котором острый край одной кости входит между расщепленными краями другой, напр. соединение сошника с клиновидным клювом …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Схиндилёз — (schindylesis, PNA; греч. schindylesis расщепление; син. шиндилез) фиброзное соединение костей, при котором острый край одной кости входит между расщепленными краями другой, например соединение сошника с клиновидным клювом …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • schindyletic — |skində|led.ik adjective Etymology: from schindylesis, after such pairs as English narcosis : narcotic : exhibiting or joined in schindylesis * * * schindyletic / letˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑schindylesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Joint — A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. An articulation or an arthrosis is the same as a joint. Joints are grouped according… …   Medical dictionary

  • Suture — The word suture has several uses in medicine, including: {{}}Cranial suture A type of joint between the bones of the skull where the bones are held tightly together by fibrous tissue. A surgical suture Thread like material used to sew tissue… …   Medical dictionary