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articular

[ahr-tik-yuh-ler] /ɑrˈtɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the joints.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin articulāris pertaining to the joints. See article, -ar1
Related forms
articularly, adverb
interarticular, adjective
multiarticular, adjective
postarticular, adjective
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Examples for articular
  • Late locking should raise the suspicion of an intra-articular loose or foreign body.
  • The non-articular portion is a rough elevation, and affords attachment to the ligament of the tubercle.
  • The articular branch from the obturator nerve descends upon the artery to the knee-joint.
  • The nerve gives off articular and muscular branches.
British Dictionary definitions for articular

articular

/ɑːˈtɪkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to joints or to the structural components in a joint
Word Origin
C15: from Latin articulāris concerning the joints, from articulus small joint; see article
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articular in Medicine

articular ar·tic·u·lar (är-tĭk'yə-lər)
adj.
Of or relating to a joint or joints.

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