Definition of synarthrosis in English:

synarthrosis

noun

Anatomy
  • An immovably fixed joint between bones connected by fibrous tissue (for example, the sutures of the skull).

    • ‘Examples of joints in the body that never move are the synarthroses in the skull.’
    • ‘This kind of joint is called synarthrosis.’
    • ‘An example of a synarthrosis is the suture in the skull between skull bones.’
    • ‘Two adjacent ribs, often five and six, and six and seven, sometimes articulate at their costal cartilages by a diarthrosis, synarthrosis, or syndesmosis.’
    • ‘The articulation of the rib and intercostal cartilage and the articulation between vertebral bodies are considered synarthroses.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from modern Latin, from Greek sunarthrōsis, from sun- together + arthrōsis jointing (from arthron joint).

Pronunciation:

synarthrosis

/ˌsɪnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs/