disarticulate

[dis-ahr-tik-yuh-leyt]
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verb (used with or without object), dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ed, dis·ar·tic·u·lat·ing.
  1. 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 formsdis·ar·tic·u·la·tion, noundis·ar·tic·u·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disarticulation

disarticulate

verb
  1. to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
Derived Formsdisarticulation, noundisarticulator, noun
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Word Origin and History for disarticulation

disarticulate

adj.

early 15c.; see dis- + articulate (adj.).

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disarticulation in Medicine

disarticulation

[dĭs′är-tĭk′yə-lāshən]
n.
  1. The amputation of a limb through a joint, without the cutting of bone.exarticulation
Related formsdis′ar•ticu•late′ v.
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