disarticulation

disarticulate

[dis-ahr-tik-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), disarticulated, disarticulating.
to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant.

Origin:
1820–30; dis-1 + articulate

disarticulation, noun
disarticulator, noun
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disarticulate (ˌdɪsɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
 
disarticu'lation
 
n
 
disar'ticulator
 
n

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disarticulation dis·ar·tic·u·la·tion (dĭs'är-tĭk'yə-lā'shən)
n.
The amputation of a limb through a joint, without the cutting of bone. Also called exarticulation.


dis'ar·tic'u·late' v.
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