Fibrous Joints Synarthroses

The simplest group are the fibrous (FEYE-brus) joints or synarthroses (sin-ar-THROW-seez). As their name suggests, the meeting bones in a fibrous joint are more or less strapped together by a set of collagen fibers. A fine example is provided by the sutures (SOO-churs) or jagged ''seams'' (sutur) running between individual skull and facial bones.

The sutures and other types of fibrous joints are immovable. This gives them the alternate name of synarthroses - literally ''conditions of'' (-oses) ''joints'' (arthr) with the bones strapped ''together'' (syn-).

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