diarthrosis

noun
di·​ar·​thro·​sis | \ ˌdī-är-ˈthrō-səs How to pronounce diarthrosis (audio) \
plural diarthroses\ ˌdī-​är-​ˈthrō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce diarthrosis (audio) \

Definition of diarthrosis

1 : articulation that permits free movement
2 : a freely movable joint

First Known Use of diarthrosis

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for diarthrosis

borrowed from New Latin diarthrōsis, borrowed from Greek diárthrōsis, from diarthrō-, variant stem of diarthroûn "to separate by joints, articulate" (from di- di- + arthroûn "to fasten by a joint," derivative of árthron "joint, articulation") + -sis -sis — more at arthro-

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“Diarthrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diarthrosis. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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diarthrosis

noun
di·​ar·​thro·​sis | \ ˌdī-är-ˈthrō-səs How to pronounce diarthrosis (audio) \
plural diarthroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diarthrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of diarthrosis

1 : articulation that permits free movement
2 : a freely movable joint

called also synovial joint

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