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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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diarthrosis

(ˌdaɪɑːˈθrəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy any freely movable joint, such as the shoulder and hip joints
[C16: New Latin, from di-2 + Greek arthrōsis, from arthroun to fasten by a joint, from arthron joint]
ˌdiarˈthrodial adj
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di•ar•thro•sis

(ˌdaɪ ɑrˈθroʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a form of joint articulation that permits free movement, as at the shoulder.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek; see di-3, synarthrosis]
di`ar•thro′di•al (-di əl) adj.
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diarthrosis

a joint or articulation, as that at the knee, which allows maximum movement.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diarthrosis - a joint so articulated as to move freelydiarthrosis - a joint so articulated as to move freely
articulatio temporomandibularis, mandibular joint, temporomandibular joint - the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
knuckle, knuckle joint, metacarpophalangeal joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
articulatio trochoidea, pivot joint, rotary joint, rotatory joint - a freely moving joint in which movement is limited to rotation; "the articulation of the radius and ulna in the arm is a pivot joint"
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Translations

di·ar·thro·sis

n. diartrosis, tipo de articulación que permite movimiento amplio, tal como el de la cadera.
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When comparing the two articulations, observed both in antero-posterior and medio-lateral view, the posterior has the anatomical characteristics of a diarthrosis and presents continuous, regular, dense articular cortical surfaces in the two pieces.
Diarthrosis, or synovial joints, are freely movable, and generally, the ones that will eventually wear down on a hard-charging dog.
These ossicles are interconnected through a saddle shaped diarthrosis between malleus und incus as well as an enarthrosis between incus and stapes [3].