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Nov 8, 2016
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

This week’s words
celerity
symphysis
opprobrious
politic
comport

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symphysis

PRONUNCIATION:
(SIM-fi-sis)

MEANING:
noun: A growing together.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin, from Greek symphysis (growing together), from syn- (with) + phyein (to grow). Earliest documented use: 1578.

NOTES:
The word is often used in anatomy to describe the fusion of two bones, cartilages, etc. It is also used for the line or junction thus formed.

USAGE:
“How do you begin to describe the symphysis of the psyche with as many points of contact as there are stars in the universe?”
Michael J. A. Speyer; The Chronicles of Samuel Sassodoro; Lulu; 2006.

See more usage examples of symphysis in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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