enarthrosis

[ en-ahr-throh-sis ]
/ ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs /

noun, plural en·ar·thro·ses [en-ahr-throh-seez]. /ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ siz/. Anatomy, Zoology.

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Origin of enarthrosis

1625–35; <New Latin <Greek enárthrōsis;see en-2, arthrosis1

OTHER WORDS FROM enarthrosis

en·ar·thro·di·al [en-ahr-throh-dee-uhl], /ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ di əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enarthrosis

enarthrosis
/ (ˌɛnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

anatomy a ball-and-socket joint, such as that of the hip

Derived forms of enarthrosis

enarthrodial, adjective

Word Origin for enarthrosis

C17: via New Latin from Greek, from arthrōsis, from arthron a joint + -osis
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Medical definitions for enarthrosis

enarthrosis
[ ĕn′är-thrōsĭs ]

n.

ball-and-socket joint
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