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enarthrosis

[en-ahr-throh-sis]
noun, plural en·ar·thro·ses [en-ahr-throh-seez] /ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ siz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. ball-and-socket joint.
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Origin of enarthrosis

1625–35; < New Latin < Greek enárthrōsis; see en-2, arthrosis1
Related formsen·ar·thro·di·al [en-ahr-throh-dee-uh l] /ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ di əl/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for enarthrodial

Historical Examples

  • The Shoulder Joint is a good example of the ball and socket or enarthrodial variety.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5

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British Dictionary definitions for enarthrodial

enarthrosis

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
  1. anatomy a ball-and-socket joint, such as that of the hip
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Derived Formsenarthrodial, adjective

Word Origin

C17: via New Latin from Greek, from arthrōsis, from arthron a joint + -osis
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enarthrodial in Medicine

enarthrodial

(ĕn′är-thrōdē-əl)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a ball-and-socket joint.
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enarthrosis

(ĕn′är-thrōsĭs)
n.
  1. ball-and-socket joint
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