[ dahy-ahr-throh-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs /

noun, plural di·ar·thro·ses [dahy-ahr-throh-seez] /ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ siz/. Anatomy.

a form of articulation that permits maximal motion, as the knee joint.

Origin of diarthrosis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM diarthrosis

di·ar·thro·di·al [dahy-ahr-throh-dee-uh l] /ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ di əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diarthrodial

/ (ˌdaɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

anatomy any freely movable joint, such as the shoulder and hip joints

Derived forms of diarthrosis

diarthrodial, adjective

Word Origin for diarthrosis

C16: New Latin, from di- ² + Greek arthrōsis, from arthroun to fasten by a joint, from arthron joint
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Medical definitions for diarthrodial

[ dī′är-thrōsĭs ]


movable joint
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