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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.

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Origin of amphiarthrosis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM amphiarthrosis

am·phi·ar·thro·di·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for amphiarthrosis

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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Medical definitions for amphiarthrosis

amphiarthrosis
[ ăm′fē-är-thrōsĭs ]

n.

movable joint

Other words from amphiarthrosis

am′phi•ar•throdi•al (-thrōdē-əl) adj.
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