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amphiarthrosis

[am-fee-ahr-throh-sis] /ˌæm fi ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs/
noun, plural amphiarthroses
[am-fee-ahr-throh-seez] /ˌæm fi ɑrˈθroʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a joint permitting only slight motion, as that between the vertebrae.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; amphi- + Greek árthrōsis articulation. See arthro-, -osis
Related forms
amphiarthrodial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphiarthrosis

amphiarthrosis

/ˌæmfɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
(anatomy) a type of articulation permitting only slight movement, as between the vertebrae of the backbone
Word Origin
C19: from amphi- + Greek arthrōsis articulation, from arthron a joint
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amphiarthrosis in Medicine

amphiarthrosis am·phi·ar·thro·sis (ām'fē-är-thrō'sĭs)
n.
See movable joint.


am'phi·ar·thro'di·al (-thrō'dē-əl) adj.
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