Enarthrosis En`ar*thro"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? jointed; ? in + ? joint.] (Anat.) A ball and socket joint, or the kind of articulation represented by such a joint. See {Articulation}. [1913 Webster]

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  • enarthrosis — [en΄är thrō′sis] n. pl. enarthroses [en΄är thrō′sēz΄] [ModL < Gr enarthrōsis < enarthros, jointed < en , in + arthron, a joint: see ARTHRO ] BALL AND SOCKET JOINT …   English World dictionary

  • enarthrosis — enarthrodial /en ahr throh dee euhl/, adj. /en ahr throh sis/, n., pl. enarthroses / seez/. Anat., Zool. See ball and socket joint. [1625 35; < NL < Gk enárthrosis; see EN 2, ARTHROSIS1] * * * …   Universalium

  • enarthrosis — n. [Gr. en, in; arthron, joint] An articulation; a ball and socket joint …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • enarthrosis — noun A ball and socket joint …   Wiktionary

  • enarthrosis — ball and socket joint. [G. en arthrosis, a jointing where the ball is deep set in the socket] * * * en·ar·thro·sis .en .är thrō səs n, pl thro·ses .sēz BALL AND SOCKET JOINT * * * n. a ball and socket joint: a type of …   Medical dictionary

  • enarthrosis — n. ball and socket joint (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enarthrosis — n. (Anat.) Ball and socket joint …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • enarthrosis — en·ar·thro·sis …   English syllables

  • enarthrosis — n. a ball and socket joint: a type of diarthrosis (freely movable joint), e.g. the shoulder joint and the hip joint. Such a joint always involves a long bone, which is thus allowed to move in all planes …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • enarthrosis — en•ar•thro•sis [[t]ˌɛn ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses ( sēz). anat. zool. ball and socket joint 1) • Etymology: 1625–35; < NL < Gk …   From formal English to slang

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