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anarthrous

[an-ahr-thruh s]
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adjective
  1. Zoology. having no joints or articulated limbs.
  2. (especially in Greek grammar) used without the article.

Origin of anarthrous

First recorded in 1800–10, anarthrous is from the Greek word ánarthros jointless. See an-1, arthr-, -ous
Related formsan·ar·throus·ly, adverban·ar·throus·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anarthrous

anarthrous

adjective
  1. (of a noun) used without an article
  2. having no joints or articulated limbs
Derived Formsanarthrously, adverbanarthrousness, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Greek anarthros, from an- + arthros joint, definite article
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