diarthrosis

[ dahy-ahr-throh-sis ]

noun,plural di·ar·thro·ses [dahy-ahr-throh-seez]. /ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ siz/. Anatomy.
  1. a form of articulation that permits maximal motion, as the knee joint.

Origin of diarthrosis

1
1570–80; <New Latin <Greek; see di-3, arthrosis1

Other words from diarthrosis

  • di·ar·thro·di·al [dahy-ahr-throh-dee-uhl], /ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ di əl/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for diarthrosis

diarthrosis

/ (ˌdaɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs) /


nounplural -ses (-siːz)
  1. anatomy any freely movable joint, such as the shoulder and hip joints

Origin of diarthrosis

1
C16: New Latin, from di- ² + Greek arthrōsis, from arthroun to fasten by a joint, from arthron joint

Derived forms of diarthrosis

  • diarthrodial, adjective

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