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disarticulate

[dis-ahr-tik-yuh-leyt] /ˌdɪs ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), disarticulated, disarticulating.
1.
to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; dis-1 + articulate
Related forms
disarticulation, noun
disarticulator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disarticulation

disarticulate

/ˌdɪsɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
Derived Forms
disarticulation, noun
disarticulator, noun
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Word Origin and History for disarticulation

disarticulate

adj.

early 15c.; see dis- + articulate (adj.).

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disarticulation in Medicine

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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