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enarthrosis

Line breaks: en|arth¦ro¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌɛnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs
 
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Definition of enarthrosis in English:

noun (plural enarthroses /-siːz/)

Anatomy
A ball-and-socket joint.
Example sentences
  • The hip is an enarthrosis (ie, ball and socket) joint.

Origin

late 16th century: from Greek enarthrōsis, from enarthros 'jointed', from en- 'inside' + arthron 'joint'.

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