[ am-fee-ahr-throh-sis ]
/ ˌæm fi ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs /
noun, plural am·phi·ar·thro·ses [am-fee-ahr-throh-seez] /ˌæm fi ɑrˈθroʊ siz/. Anatomy.
a joint permitting only slight motion, as that between the vertebrae.
Related formsam·phi·ar·thro·di·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphiarthrodial
/ (ˌæmfɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
anatomy a type of articulation permitting only slight movement, as between the vertebrae of the backbone
Word Origin for amphiarthrosis
C19: from amphi- + Greek arthrōsis articulation, from arthron a joint
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Medicine definitions for amphiarthrodial
[ ăm′fē-är-thrō′sĭs ]
Related formsam′phi•ar•thro′di•al (-thrō′dē-əl) adj.
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