re·​ar·​tic·​u·​late | \ (ˌ)rē-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce rearticulate (audio) \
rearticulated; rearticulating; rearticulates

Definition of rearticulate

transitive verb

: to articulate (something) again: such as
a : to give new or further utterance or expression to … a small team has been tasked with rearticulating the college's mission and identity statement.— James K. A. Smith
b : to reassemble and join together all or some of (the bones comprising the skeleton of a dead animal) The "Dino Daze" festival was built around the return of the allosaurus, which was scientifically rearticulated by Hadley Exhibits.— Mark Sommer rearticulated the fox skeleton using wire and glue

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rearticulation \ (ˌ)rē-​(ˌ)är-​ˌti-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce rearticulation (audio) \ noun, plural rearticulations
It is, therefore, a voice that richly merits reexposure and rearticulation — Menachem Fisch … the rearticulation of a killer whale skeleton. — Shannon Haugland

First Known Use of rearticulate

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Rearticulate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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