Symphysis

Dr Andrew Dixon et al.

Symphyses are secondary cartilaginous joints composed of fibrocartilage. They are considered amphiarthroses, meaning that they allow only slight movement and are all found at the skeletal midline. 

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rID: 42747
Section: Anatomy
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