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English definition of “synchondrosis”

synchondrosis

noun [C]     /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 timeBone structures
(Definition of synchondrosis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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