- to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems of a plant.
Origin of disarticulate
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Related Wordsdisturbance, disconnection, confusion, disarray, disruption, disorder, division, discontinuity, shift, misplacement, move, break, disengagement, dislocation, disorganization, movement, disarticulation
Examples from the Web for disarticulation
Disarticulation of the entire bone has been very rarely performed.
Disarticulation of the Ramus without opening into the cavity of the Mouth.
To avoid the difficulties of disarticulation, Skey recommends cutting off the head of the second metatarsal with a pair of pliers.
- to separate or cause to separate at the joints, esp those of bones
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Word Origin and History for disarticulation
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- The amputation of a limb through a joint, without the cutting of bone.exarticulation
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