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English definition of “syndesmosis”

syndesmosis

noun [C] uk   /ˌsɪn.dezˈməʊ.sɪs/ us    /ˌsɪn.dezˈmoʊ.sɪs/ specialized
a joint where two bones are held together by ligaments (= strong strips of tissue): Some ankle fractures have an associated injury to the syndesmosis.
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