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noun, plural ar·thro·di·ae [ahr-throh-dee-ee] /ɑrˈθroʊ diˌi/. Anatomy.
  1. a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement.
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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
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Historical Examples of arthrodia

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

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5


British Dictionary definitions for arthrodia


  1. anatomy zoology a joint
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Derived Formsarthrodial, adjective
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arthrodia in Medicine


  1. plane joint
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Related formsar•throdi•al adj.
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