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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the type of movable joint in animals in which the surfaces of bones are connected by ligaments or cartilage

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by intervening substance admitting slight motion; symphysis.

from The 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 vertebr├Ž or in the pubic and sacro-iliac articulations.

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Examples

  • In the lower two the ligament sometimes completely obliterates the cavity, so as to convert the articulation into an amphiarthrosis.

    III. Syndesmology. 1F. Sternocostal Articulations

  • 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.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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