- Zoology. having no joints or articulated limbs.
- (especially in Greek grammar) used without the article.
Origin of anarthrous
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- (of a noun) used without an article
- having no joints or articulated limbs
C19: from Greek anarthros, from an- + arthros joint, definite article
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