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.

Origin of arthrodia

1625–35; < Greek arthrōdía, equivalent to arthrṓd(ēs) jointed (árthr(on) joint + -ōdēs -ode1) + -ia -ia
Also called gliding joint.
Related formsar·thro·di·al, ar·throd·ic [ahr-throd-ik] /ɑrˈθrɒd ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for arthrodia



anatomy zoology a joint
Derived Formsarthrodial, adjective
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Medicine definitions for arthrodia




plane joint
Related formsar•throdi•al adj.
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