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arthrodia

[ahr-throh-dee-uh]
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noun, plural ar·thro·di·ae [ahr-throh-dee-ee] /ɑrˈθroʊ diˌi/. Anatomy.
  1. a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement.
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Origin of arthrodia

1625–35; < Greek arthrōdía, equivalent to arthrṓd(ēs) jointed (árthr(on) joint + -ōdēs -ode1) + -ia -ia
Also called gliding joint.
Related formsar·thro·di·al, ar·throd·ic [ahr-throd-ik] /ɑrˈθrɒd ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Arthrodial: an articulation that permits motion in any direction.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for arthrodial

arthrodia

noun
  1. anatomy zoology a joint
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Derived Formsarthrodial, adjective
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arthrodial in Medicine

arthrodia

(är-thrōdē-ə)
n.
  1. plane joint
Related formsar•throdi•al adj.