arthrodia

[ ahr-throh-dee-uh ]
/ ɑrˈθroʊ di ə /

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 forms

ar·thro·di·al, ar·throd·ic [ahr-throd-ik] /ɑrˈθrɒd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arthrodial

arthrodia

/ (ɑːˈθrəʊdɪə) /

noun

anatomy zoology a joint

Derived Forms

arthrodial, adjective
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Medicine definitions for arthrodial

arthrodia

[ är-thrōdē-ə ]

n.

plane joint

Related forms

ar•throdi•al adj.
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