Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to a joint or joints: the articular surfaces of bones.

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  • adj. Of, at, or relating to the joints of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the joints
  • n. A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to or affecting an articulation or joint; entering into the composition of an articulation: as, the articular surface of a bone; an articular cartilage; an articular disease.
  • In zoology, articulate; specifically, of or pertaining to the Articulata.
  • n. Same as articulare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or affecting the joints of the body

Etymologies

Middle English articuler, from Latin articulāris, from articulus, small joint; see article.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • The layer of compact bone which forms the joint surface, and to which the articular cartilage is attached, is called the articular lamella.

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  • For example, if you have ever looked at the end of a turkey drumstick, the smooth, hard, white part is a very smooth coating called articular cartilage.

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  • The ordinary manipulation of the shoulder can be accomplished with the patient lying down; but if special conditions, such as articular stiffening, call for unusual care or unusual force, it will be found best to treat the shoulder with the patient seated.

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  • Red blood cells and osteoblasts, an osteoblast is a cell that’s responsible for the formation, or ossification, of bone, gradually change the model to permanent bone and periosteum, a layer of dense connective tissue that covers the bone surface, except at the joints also known as the articular surfaces.

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