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

  • adj. Of or relating to a joint or joints: the articular surfaces of bones.

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  • adj. Of, at, or relating to the joints of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the joints
  • n. A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to or affecting an articulation or joint; entering into the composition of an articulation: as, the articular surface of a bone; an articular cartilage; an articular disease.
  • In zoology, articulate; specifically, of or pertaining to the Articulata.
  • n. Same as articulare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or affecting the joints of the body


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

Middle English articuler, from Latin articulāris, from articulus, small joint; see article.


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