diarthrosis

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

New Latin, from Greek diarthrōsis, from diarthroun to joint, from dia- + arthroun to fasten by a joint, from arthron joint — more at arthr-

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Cite this Entry

“Diarthrosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diarthrosis. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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 diarthroses (audio) \

Medical Definition of diarthrosis

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

called also synovial joint

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