enarthrosis


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en·ar·thro·sis

 (ĕn′är-thrō′sĭs)
n. pl. en·ar·thro·ses (-sēz) Anatomy

[Greek enarthrōsis, from enarthros, jointed : en-, in; see en-2 + arthron, joint; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

enarthrosis

(ˌɛnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy a ball-and-socket joint, such as that of the hip
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from arthrōsis, from arthron a joint + -osis]
ˌenarˈthrodial adj

ball′-and-sock′et joint`


n.
1. Also called enarthrosis. an anatomical joint in which the rounded end of one bone fits into a cuplike end of the other bone, as at the hip or shoulder.
2. Also called ball joint. a similar mechanical joint used to connect rods, pipes, etc.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enarthrosis - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other boneenarthrosis - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
articulatio humeri, shoulder joint, shoulder - a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
articulatio coxae, coxa, hip joint, hip - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
Translations

en·ar·thro·sis

n. enartrosis, forma ósea en la que la cabeza del hueso hace cabida dentro de la cavidad redondeada del otro hueso, tal como en la articulación de la cadera.
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The incudostapedial joint is an enarthrosis surrounded by an articular capsule.