disarticulate

[ dis-ahr-tik-yuh-leyt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪt /

verb (used with or without object), dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ing.

to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant.

Origin of disarticulate

First recorded in 1820–30; dis-1 + articulate

Related forms

dis·ar·tic·u·la·tion, noundis·ar·tic·u·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disarticulation

disarticulate

/ (ˌdɪsɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones

Derived Forms

disarticulation, noundisarticulator, noun
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Medicine definitions for disarticulation

disarticulation

[ dĭs′är-tĭk′yə-lāshən ]

n.

The amputation of a limb through a joint, without the cutting of bone.exarticulation

Related forms

dis′ar•ticu•late′ v.
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