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[en-ahr-throh-sis] /ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs/
noun, plural enarthroses
[en-ahr-throh-seez] /ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of enarthrosis
1625-35; < New Latin < Greek enárthrōsis; see en-2, arthrosis1
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[en-ahr-throh-dee-uh l] /ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ di əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(anatomy) a ball-and-socket joint, such as that of the hip
Derived Forms
enarthrodial, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek, from arthrōsis, from arthron a joint + -osis
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enarthrosis in Medicine

enarthrosis en·ar·thro·sis (ěn'är-thrō'sĭs)
See ball-and-socket joint.

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