desm-, desmo- +

(Greek: band, bond; ligament)

anisodesmic
Pertaining to crystals or compounds in which the ionic bonds are unequal in strength.
desmectasia, desmectasis
Stretching of a ligament, or ligaments.
desmitis
Inflammation of a ligament
desmocranium
In the embryo, the earliest form of the skull.
desmogenous
1. Deriving from a ligament or ligaments.
2. Originating in connective tissue.
desmography
A description of the ligaments of the body.
desmoid
1. Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous.
2. Tendon-like; fibroid, or a very tough and firm fibroma.
desmology
The branch of anatomy dealing with the study of ligaments.
desmoma
a tumor of the connective tissue.
desmoneoplasm
A newly developed connective tissue tumor.
desmopathology
1. The study of diseases that affect the ligaments or tendons.
2. The study of abnormalities of ligaments.
desmopathy
Any disease affecting the ligaments.
desmopexia
A uterine suspension operation in which the proximal round ligaments are attached to the anterior abdominal wall.
desmoplankton
In the forms of bands or ribbons.
desmoplastic (adjective)
1. A reference to the production, the growth of, or the formation of adhesions (fibrous or connective tissue): "Some tumors have a desmoplastic reaction or the growth of dense fibrous tissue around a tumor."

"Scar tissue (adhesion) within the abdomen after an abdominal surgery is another type of desmoplastic reaction."

2. Etymology: desmo- comes from Greek desmos, "a fetter or band" + Greek plassein, "to form".