Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Division of the ligaments of a joint, so as to amputate at that point; amputation at a joint.
- n. The act of disarticulating.
“It represents the baby-like disarticulation of the English word "selfish.”
“While doing this the idea of disarticulation at the hip came into my mind, and in a few months an Episcopal minister from Alabama came to me with a sarcoma of the thigh, requiring amputation at the hip, and the method worked perfectly.”
“Instead of legs and arms, instead of dismemberment, we read about the 'disarticulation' of 'fetal tissue'.”
“This disarticulating dismemberment of the body will be linked to the linguistic understanding of materiality and specifically to the disarticulation of tropes, as indeed the term (figure? trope?) "disarticulation" suggests.”
“Millipedes were killed by disarticulation, often through decapitation, using the clypeus as a lever.”
“Also on the increase are patients requiring "hip disarticulation" - the removal of the entire thigh bone, which makes fitting and using a prosthesis more difficult.”
“Police have released few details on the sixth and fifth feet, but the other four showed signs of disarticulation, which means the foot separated naturally from the leg, not through severing that would prompt speculation of foul play.”
“This disarticulation of phantasy from creative writing then aids in uncovering some of the wishes impelling either or both.”
“For all their disarticulation, Morrison's poems employ an elaborate formal fiction. "please advise stop" is one of fifty-four poems with the same title and three-tercet form.”
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