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di·ar·thro·sis

 (dī′är-thrō′sĭs)
n. pl. di·ar·thro·ses (-sēz)
Any of several types of bone articulation permitting free motion in a joint, as that of the shoulder or hip.

[Greek diarthrōsis, from diarthroun, to articulate : dia-, between; see dia- + arthroun, to fasten by a joint (from arthron, joint; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

di′ar·thro′di·al (-dē-əl) adj.
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The DRUJ is a diarthrodial articulation between the ulnar head and the sigmoid notch of the distal radius.
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