diarthrosis [dī΄är thrō′sis]
pl. diarthroses [dī΄är thrō′sēz΄] [ModL < Gr diarthrōsis < diarthroun, to divide by joints, articulate < dia-, through + arthroun, to connect by a joint < arthron, a joint: see ARTHRO-]
Anat. any articulation, as of the hip, permitting free movement in any direction

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  • Diarthrosis — Di ar*thro sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to joint, articulate; dia through, asunder + ? to fasten by a joint, a rqron joint.] (Anat.) A form of articulation which admits of considerable motion; a complete joint; abarticulation. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diarthrosis — noun (plural diarthroses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek diarthrōsis, from diarthroun to joint, from dia + arthroun to fasten by a joint, from arthron joint more at arthr Date: 1578 1. articulation that permits free movement 2. a freely movab …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diarthrosis — synovial joint. [G. articulation] * * * di·ar·thro·sis .dī är thrō səs n, pl thro·ses .sēz 1) articulation that permits free movement 2) a freely movable joint called also synovial joint * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • diarthrosis — an articulation that allows free bone movement; cf. amphiarthrosis and synarthrosis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • diarthrosis — n. [Gr. dis, twice; arthron, joint] An articulation that permits free movement; diarthrodial adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • diarthrosis — diarthrodial /duy ahr throh dee euhl/, adj. /duy ahr throh sis/, n., pl. diarthroses / seez/. Anat. a form of articulation that permits maximal motion, as the knee joint. [1570 80; < NL < Gk; see DI 3, ARTHROSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • diarthrosis — noun A joint that can move freely in various planes Syn: abarticulation, synovial joint …   Wiktionary

  • diarthrosis — n. joint (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diarthrosis — n. (Med.) Abarticulation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • diarthrosis — di·arthrosis …   English syllables

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