arthrodia

arthrodia

[ahr-throh-dee-uh]
noun, plural arthrodiae [ahr-throh-dee-ee] . Anatomy.
a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement.
Also called gliding joint.


Origin:
1625–35; < Greek arthrōdía, equivalent to arthrṓd(ēs) jointed (árthr(on) joint + -ōdēs -ode1) + -ia -ia

arthrodial, arthrodic [ahr-throd-ik] , adjective
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arthrodia (ɑːˈθrəʊdɪə)
 
n
anatomy, zoology a joint
 
ar'throdial
 
adj

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arthrodia ar·thro·di·a (är-thrō'dē-ə)
n.
See plane joint.


ar·thro'di·al adj.
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