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
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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  • Figure 1: intervertebral disc
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  • Figure 2: pubic symphysis
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  • Case 1: Congenital ribs synchondrosis or symphysis
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