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arthrodia

[ ahr-throh-dee-uh ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural ar·thro·di·ae [ahr-, throh, -dee-ee].
  1. a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement.


arthrodia

/ ɑːˈθrəʊdɪə /

noun

  1. anatomy zoology a joint


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Derived Forms

  • arˈthrodial, adjective
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Other Words From

  • ar·throdi·al ar·throd·ic [ahr-, throd, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of arthrodia1

1625–35; < Greek arthrōdía, equivalent to arthrṓd ( ēs ) jointed ( árthr ( on ) joint + -ōdēs -ode 1 ) + -ia -ia
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Example Sentences

Gliding joints (Arthrodia), in which the articular surfaces are flat, as in the carpal and tarsal bones.

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