- a form of articulation that permits maximal motion, as the knee joint.
Origin of diarthrosis
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- anatomy any freely movable joint, such as the shoulder and hip joints
C16: New Latin, from di- ² + Greek arthrōsis, from arthroun to fasten by a joint, from arthron joint
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