Definition of “syndesmosis” - English Dictionary

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“syndesmosis” in British English

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syndesmosisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɪn.dezˈməʊ.sɪs/ us /ˌsɪn.dezˈmoʊ.sɪs/ plural syndesmoses 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.

(Definition of “syndesmosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)