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 movable joint

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • diarthrosis — [dī΄är thrō′sis] n. 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”