Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gliding joint; a movable articulation formed by plane or nearly plane surfaces which slide upon each other to some extent, as in the articulations of the carpus: a form of diarthrosis. Also called adarticulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) A form of diarthrodial articulation in which the articular surfaces are nearly flat, so that they form only an imperfect ball and socket.

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  • noun anatomy A form of diarthrodial articulation in which the articular surfaces are nearly flat, so that they form only an imperfect ball and socket joint.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἀρθρωδία (arthrōdia), from ἀρθρώδης (arthrōdēs, "well articulated")

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