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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
These ossicles are interconnected through a saddle shaped diarthrosis between malleus und incus as well as an enarthrosis between incus and stapes [3].
The hip biomechanics is supported by an enarthrosis articulation.
The incudostapedial joint is an enarthrosis surrounded by an articular capsule.