American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A type of articulation between bony surfaces that permits limited motion and is connected by ligaments or elastic cartilage, such as that between the vertebrae.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a kind of articulation, intermediate between synarthrosis and diarthrosis, permitting slight motion by intervention of fibroeartilage, as between the bodies of vertebræ or in the pubic and sacro-iliac articulations.
- n. biology the type of movable joint in animals in which the surfaces of bones are connected by ligaments or cartilage
GNU Webster's 1913
“In the lower two the ligament sometimes completely obliterates the cavity, so as to convert the articulation into an amphiarthrosis.”
“These hurts are not often of a very serious character, though the union is never so solid and complete as in other fractures, the callus being usually imperfect and of a fibrous character, with an amphiarthrosis formation.”
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