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anarthrous

[an-ahr-thruh s] /ænˈɑr θrəs/
adjective
1.
Zoology. having no joints or articulated limbs.
2.
(especially in Greek grammar) used without the article.
Origin of anarthrous
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10, anarthrous is from the Greek word ánarthros jointless. See an-1, arthr-, -ous
Related forms
anarthrously, adverb
anarthrousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anarthrous

anarthrous

/ænˈɑːθrəs/
adjective
1.
(of a noun) used without an article
2.
having no joints or articulated limbs
Derived Forms
anarthrously, adverb
anarthrousness, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek anarthros, from an- + arthros joint, definite article
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