- of or relating to the joints.
Origin of articular
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Cotyla: the articular pan; the cup or socket of a ball and socket joint.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
That the patella and articular surface of the femur are healthy.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
Czerny and Keller report the articular fluid as invariably sterile.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
But no effort availed me to distinguish one articular sound.True Ghost Stories
These are the articular, angular, dentary, and splenial (coronoid).A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- of or relating to joints or to the structural components in a joint
C15: from Latin articulāris concerning the joints, from articulus small joint; see article
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Word Origin and History for articular
from Latin articularis "pertaining to the joints," from articulus (see articulate (v.)).
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- Of or relating to a joint or joints.
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