arthrosis

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

New Latin, from Greek arthrōsis jointing, articulation, from arthroun to articulate, from arthron

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“Arthrosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthrosis. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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arthrosis

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