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noun [C] uk   /ˌsɪŋ.kɒnˈdrəʊ.sɪs/  us   /ˌsɪŋ.kɑnˈdroʊ.sɪs/ specialized
a place in the body where two bones are directly joined together by cartilage ( =strong tissue). In some joints the cartilage may turn into bone over time
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