synostosis

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synostosis

[si‚nä′stō·səs]
(anatomy)
A type of synarthrosis in which the bones are continuous.
(medicine)
Union of originally separate bones into a single bone structure.
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The most commonly encountered single suture synostoses are the sagittal suture (scaphocephaly) and the coronal suture (plagiocephaly).
Other suture synostoses also failed to progress if the helmet was removed before complete ossification.
No synostoses were seen in either series, and the most common complication was transient lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve palsy.