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arthrodia

[ ahr-throh-dee-uh ]
/ ɑrˈθroʊ di ə /
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noun, plural ar·thro·di·ae [ahr-throh-dee-ee]. /ɑrˈθroʊ diˌi/. Anatomy.

a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement.

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Also called gliding joint.

Origin of arthrodia

1625–35; <Greek arthrōdía, equivalent to arthrṓd(ēs) jointed (árthr(on) joint + -ōdēs-ode1) + -ia-ia
ar·thro·di·al, ar·throd·ic [ahr-throd-ik], /ɑrˈθrɒd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arthrodia

arthrodia
/ (ɑːˈθrəʊdɪə) /

noun

anatomy zoology a joint
arthrodial, adjective
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Medical definitions for arthrodia

arthrodia
[ är-thrōdē-ə ]

n.

plane joint
ar•throdi•al adj.
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