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symphysis (n.)

union of bones, 1570s, medical Latin, from Greek symphysis "a growing together, union," from assimilated form of assimilated form of syn "together" (see syn-) + physis "growth" (from PIE root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow"). Related: Symphytic.

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Definitions of symphysis from WordNet

symphysis (n.)
an abnormal adhesion of two or more structures;
symphysis (n.)
a growing together of parts or structures;
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