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From Ancient Greek ἀρθρωδία (arthrōdía), from ἀρθρώδης (arthrṓdēs, well articulated)


arthrodia (plural arthrodias)

  1. (anatomy) A form of diarthrodial articulation in which the articular surfaces are nearly flat, so that they form only an imperfect ball and socket joint.
    • 1813, John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory, Pantologia
      The radius is connected [] to the carpus by arthrodia.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for arthrodia in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)