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Meaning of "gomphosis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GOMPHOSIS

From New Latin, from Greek gomphoein to bolt together, from gomphos tooth, peg.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GOMPHOSIS

gomphosis  [ɡɒmˈfəʊsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GOMPHOSIS

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Gomphosis is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GOMPHOSIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gomphosis

Gomphosis is a joint that binds the teeth to bony sockets in the maxillary bone and mandible. The fibrous connection between a tooth and its socket is a periodontal ligament. Specifically, the connection is made between the maxilla or mandible to the cementum of the tooth. The motion of a gomphosis is minimal, though considerable movement can be achieved over time—the basis of using braces to realign teeth. The joint can be considered a synarthrosis The gomphosis is the only joint-type in which a bone does not join another bone, as teeth are not technically bone. In modern, more anatomical, joint classification, the gomphosis is simply considered a fibrous joint because the tissue linking the structures is ligamentous. A gomphosis is a specialized fibrous joint in which a conical process or peg of one bone fits into a hole or socket in another bone.. Small quantity of fibrous tissue holds the bones together. No movement is possible at such peg-and-socket joints.

Definition of gomphosis in the English dictionary

The definition of gomphosis in the dictionary is a form of immovable articulation in which a peglike part fits into a cavity, as in the setting of a tooth in its socket.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GOMPHOSIS


alphosis
ælˈfəʊsɪs
apoptosis
ˌæpəpˈtəʊsɪs
babesiosis
bəˌbiːzɪˈəʊsɪs
berylliosis
bəˌrɪlɪˈəʊsɪs
diagnosis
ˌdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs
epimorphosis
ˌɛpɪmɔːˈfəʊsɪs
fibrosis
faɪˈbrəʊsɪs
homomorphosis
ˌhɒməʊmɔːˈfəʊsɪs
hypnosis
hɪpˈnəʊsɪs
kyphosis
kaɪˈfəʊsɪs
morphosis
mɔːˈfəʊsɪs
necrosis
nɛˈkrəʊsɪs
osmosis
ɒzˈməʊsɪs
osteoporosis
ˌɒstɪəʊpɔːˈrəʊsɪs
Phocis
ˈfəʊsɪs
prognosis
prɒɡˈnəʊsɪs
sarcoidosis
ˌsɑːkɔɪdˈəʊsɪs
sclerosis
sklɪəˈrəʊsɪs
theriomorphosis
ˌθɪərɪəʊmɔːˈfəʊsɪs
tuberculosis
tjʊˌbɜːkjʊˈləʊsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GOMPHOSIS

gombeen
gombeen-man
gombeenism
Gomberg
gombo
gombroon
Gomel
gomer
gomeril
Gomorrah
Gomorrean
Gomorrha
Gomorrhean
gompa
Gompers
gomphoses
Gomulka
gomuti
gomuti palm
gonad

WORDS THAT END LIKE GOMPHOSIS

affective psychosis
anamorphosis
anthropomorphosis
cirrhosis
diorthosis
epanorthosis
Korsakoff´s psychosis
metamorphosis
metempsychosis
multiple sclerosis
organic psychosis
ornithosis
orthosis
paedomorphosis
pediculosis
psychosis
puerperal psychosis
sporotrichosis
trichosis
whosis

Synonyms and antonyms of gomphosis in the English dictionary of synonyms

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gomphosis
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gonfosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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مفصل وتدي
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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Gomphosis
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Gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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Gomphosis
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gomphosis
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Translator English - Tamil

gomphosis
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Translator English - Marathi

गोमोफोसिस
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Translator English - Turkish

gomphosis
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Translator English - Italian

gonfosi
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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gomphosis
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GOMPHOSIS»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GOMPHOSIS»

Discover the use of gomphosis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gomphosis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Anatomy of the Human Body
There are four varieties of synarthrosis : sutur a , schindylesis, gomphosis, and synchondrosis. Sutura. — Sutura is that form of articulation where the contiguous margins of the bones are united by a thin layer of fibrous tissue; it is met with only  ...
Henry Gray, Charles Mayo Goss, 1959
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ...
observed in a former article. In A. synthelicus the sutures are a little coarser, and in A. agilis a further increase is seen, but with but little gomphosis. In A. prams, according to Leidy, there is a little gomphosis, but how rnuch is not ascertainable  ...
‎1873
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Understanding Human Anatomy Through Evolution - Second Edition
The bones merely border on each other, like two boards glued together in a butt joint. The joint between the palatine processes of the maxillary bones in the anterior roof of the oral cavity is an example. In a gomphosis, a cone-shaped peg fits ...
Bruce D. Olsen, 2009
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De Humani Corporis Fabrica:
In his book On Bones, in the straightforward presentation of bone joints for which he gives himself a pat on the back in the first book of On Anatomical Procedures, he teaches that suture, p' harmonia, and gomphosis are all subgroups of ...
Andreas Vesalius, 1998
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ...
In A. pmvus, according to Leidy, there is alittle gomphosis, but how much is not ascertainable from his figure and description. In Homorophus insuctus, a stouter turtle, the gomphosis is very strong, especially in the longitudinal sutures, where  ...
American Philosophical Society, 1871
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Anatomy Coloring Book
A gomphosis is a fibrous joint in which a round peg (the tooth) is held into a socket (the aveolar socket with the gingiva). Gomphoses are represented by the teeth held into the maxilla or the mandible. Another fibrous joint is the syndesmosis.
Eric Wise, 2014
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Krause's Essential Human Histology for Medical Students
Fibrous Joints VOCABULARY: suture, syndesmosis, gomphosis Fibrous joints are formed by dense fibrous connective tissue and permit little or no movement. Sutures are immovable fibrous joints found only in the skull. The gap between the  ...
Krause J. William, William J. Krause, 2005
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Tyldesley and Grieve's Muscles, Nerves and Movement in Human ...
A gomphosis is a specialised fibrous joint that fixes the teeth in the sockets of the jaw (Figure 1.5c). (a) Suture ofskuH Enamel Pafletal Denflne bone Gum _ I Periosteum ()cclpltal Bone Pefldonta Hgament Cementum Radioulnarjoint Figure 1.5 ...
Ian McMillan, Gail Carin-Levy, 2013
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Introduction to Physical Education and Sport Science
Gomphosis A gomphosis is ajoint in which a conical process fits into a socket and is held in place by ligaments. An example is a tooth in its alveolus (socket), held in place by the periodontal ligament (Figure 3—3). Amphiarthroses Slightly ...
Robert France, 2008
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Coloring Guide to Human Anatomy
GOMPHOSIS. A second type of fibrous joint found in the skull is the gomphosis, shown by the individual sockets in which the teeth are held in the alveolar processes of the mandible and maxillae.
Alan Twietmeyer, Thomas McCracken, 2001

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