arthrosis

noun
ar·​thro·​sis | \ är-ˈthrō-səs How to pronounce arthrosis (audio) \
plural arthroses\ är-​ˈthrō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce arthrosis (audio) \

Definition of arthrosis

1 : an articulation between bones
2 : a degenerative disease of a joint

First Known Use of arthrosis

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arthrosis

borrowed from New Latin arthrōsis "articulation of bones," borrowed from Greek árthrōsis "articulation, compact connection," from arthrō-, variant stem of arthroûsthai "to be jointed" (verbal derivative of árthron "joint") + -sis -sis — more at arthro-

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“Arthrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthrosis. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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arthrosis

noun
ar·​thro·​sis | \ är-ˈthrō-səs How to pronounce arthrosis (audio) \
plural arthroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce arthrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of arthrosis

1 : an articulation or line of juncture between bones
2 : a degenerative disease of a joint

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