ar·​tic·​u·​lar | \ är-ˈti-kyə-lər How to pronounce articular (audio) \

Definition of articular

: of or relating to a joint articular cartilage

Examples of articular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is damage to and progressive destruction of the articular cartilage, which is the smooth load-bearing portion of the joint. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2021 The more common use of betamethasone is administered by intra-articular injection. Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2021 Type 2 collagen is the primary protein present in articular cartilage. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The scientists extracted a piece of distal articular cartilage from the right femur of this specimen, decalcified it, and used different microscopy and chemical methods to analyze it. David Bressan, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 In the past, especially for cartilage regeneration, what the field has done and is still doing is taking cells from the same joint, so articular cartilage cells, and expanding them and injecting them in the same joint. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 5 Sep. 2021 When the case is filed and heard in Kentucky, it will likely be argued that the rule that prohibits betamethasone on race day is only applicable when administered in an inter-articular manner. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2021 Horses who receive any intra-articular corticosteroid injection – such as betamethasone – are prohibited from racing for the next 14 days. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 11 May 2021 It can be administered topically or by intra-articular injection. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of articular

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for articular

Middle English articuler, borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin articulāris, from articulus "joint, part of a limb between joints" + -āris -ar — more at article entry 1

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“Articular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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ar·​tic·​u·​lar | \ är-ˈtik-yə-lər How to pronounce articular (audio) \

Medical Definition of articular

: of or relating to a joint


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