[ ahr-tik-yuh-ler ]
/ ɑrˈtɪk yə lər /


of or relating to the joints.

Origin of articular

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin articulāris pertaining to the joints. See article, -ar1

Related forms

ar·tic·u·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·ar·tic·u·lar, adjectivemul·ti·ar·tic·u·lar, adjectivepost·ar·tic·u·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for articular


/ (ɑːˈtɪkjʊlə) /


of or relating to joints or to the structural components in a joint

Word Origin for articular

C15: from Latin articulāris concerning the joints, from articulus small joint; see article
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Medicine definitions for articular


[ är-tĭkyə-lər ]


Of or relating to a joint or joints.
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