amphiarthrosis

amphiarthrosis

[am-fee-ahr-throh-sis]
noun, plural amphiarthroses [am-fee-ahr-throh-seez] . Anatomy.
a joint permitting only slight motion, as that between the vertebrae.

Origin:
1830–40; amphi- + Greek árthrōsis articulation. See arthro-, -osis

amphiarthrodial, adjective
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amphiarthrosis (ˌæmfɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
anatomy a type of articulation permitting only slight movement, as between the vertebrae of the backbone
 
[C19: from amphi- + Greek arthrōsis articulation, from arthron a joint]

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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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