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Which of the following statements defines synchondroses?

A. Amphiarthrotic joints designed for strength and flexibility

B. Interphalangeal joints

C. Joints that permit angular movements

D. Cartilaginous joints where hyaline cartilage unites the ends of bones

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Answer: D. Cartilaginous joints where hyaline cartilage unites the ends of bones

Synchondrosis is a type of cartilaginous joint where bones are completely joined together or united by hyaline cartilage. Synchondroses are immovable joints and are therefore described as synarthroses. Although also found in mature skeletal samples, synchondrosis is found mainly in developing. It is useful in providing early support for the skull during development.

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