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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Computed tomography (CT) scanning can be used selectively to make the diagnosis in complex cases and differentiate DP from synostotic plagiocephaly (Looman & Flannery, 2012).