an·​ar·​throus | \ (ˈ)a¦närthrəs\

Definition of anarthrous

1 of a Greek substantive : used without the article
2 zoology : without distinct joints

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Other Words from anarthrous

anarthrously adverb

First Known Use of anarthrous

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anarthrous

Greek anarthros not differentiated, strengthless, inarticulate, without the article, from an- + arthron joint, article

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