from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An articulation or a joint between bones.
  • noun A degenerative disease of a joint.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy: A suture; an articulation; a joining or jointing of bones or cartilages otherwise than by ankylosis. ; ;
  • noun The result of articulation; a joint; an arthron; a node.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) Articulation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any articulation or joint between bones
  • noun Any degenerative disease of such a joint e.g. osteoarthritis


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek arthrōsis, jointing, from arthroun, to fasten by a joint, from arthron, joint; see arthro–.]


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