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.

Nearby words

  1. arthrocele,
  2. arthrocentesis,
  3. arthrochondritis,
  4. arthroclasia,
  5. arthrodesis,
  6. arthrodial cartilage,
  7. arthrodial joint,
  8. arthrodic,
  9. arthrodire,
  10. arthrodynia

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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British Dictionary definitions for arthrodial

arthrodia

/ (ɑːˈθrəʊdɪə) /

noun

anatomy zoology a joint
Derived Formsarthrodial, adjective

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Medicine definitions for arthrodial

arthrodia

[ är-thrōdē-ə ]

n.

plane joint
Related formsar•throdi•al adj.


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