amphiarthrosis

[ am-fee-ahr-throh-sis ]
/ ˌæm fi ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. amperometric titration,
  2. ampersand,
  3. amphetamine,
  4. amphi-,
  5. amphiaraus,
  6. amphiaster,
  7. amphibaric,
  8. amphibia,
  9. amphibian,
  10. amphibians

Origin of amphiarthrosis

1830–40; amphi- + Greek árthrōsis articulation. See arthro-, -osis

Related formsam·phi·ar·thro·di·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for amphiarthroses

amphiarthrosis

/ (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 amphiarthroses

amphiarthrosis

[ ăm′fē-är-thrōsĭs ]

n.

movable joint
Related formsam′phi•ar•throdi•al (-thrōdē-əl) adj.


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