[ dahy-ahr-throh-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs /
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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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Origin of diarthrosis
1570–80; <New Latin <Greek; see di-3, arthrosis1
OTHER WORDS FROM diarthrosisdi·ar·thro·di·al [dahy-ahr-throh-dee-uhl], /ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ di əl/, adjective
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How to use diarthrosis in a sentence
Movable joints, or diarthroses, are divided into those in which there is much and little movement.
The true diarthroses are joints in which there is either fairly free or very free 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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