[ 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM diarthrosisdi·ar·thro·di·al [dahy-ahr-throh-dee-uhl], /ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ di əl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for diarthrosis
Movable joints, or diarthroses, are divided into those in which there is much and little movement.
British Dictionary definitions for diarthrosis
/ (ˌdaɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
anatomy any freely movable joint, such as the shoulder and hip joints
Derived forms of diarthrosisdiarthrodial, 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 diarthrosis
[ dī′är-thrō′sĭs ]
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