diarthrosis

diarthrosis

[dahy-ahr-throh-sis]
noun, plural diarthroses [dahy-ahr-throh-seez] . Anatomy.
a form of articulation that permits maximal motion, as the knee joint.

Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek; see di-3, arthrosis

diarthrodial [dahy-ahr-throh-dee-uhl] , adjective
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diarthrosis (ˌdaɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
anatomy any freely movable joint, such as the shoulder and hip joints
 
[C16: New Latin, from di-² + Greek arthrōsis, from arthroun to fasten by a joint, from arthron joint]
 
diar'throdial
 
adj

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diarthrosis di·ar·thro·sis (dī'är-thrō'sĭs)
n.
See movable joint.

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