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disarticulate

Line breaks: dis|ar¦ticu|late
Pronunciation: /dɪsɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪt
 
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Definition of disarticulate in English:

verb

[with object]
1Separate (bones) at the joints: the African egg-eating snake can disarticulate its lower jaw from its upper
More example sentences
  • Other scattered, disarticulated bones on the platform were oriented both east-west and north-south.
  • Additionally, disarticulated human bone was found mixed with animal bone and other household refuse in the fill of burial pits and other small pits.
  • If there's just a single disarticulated bone in the site, then it becomes more tenuous.
2Disrupt the logic of (an argument or opinion): novels disarticulate theories
More example sentences
  • Nevertheless, the preceding account simply specifies masquerade as a type of representation which carries a threat, disarticulating male systems of viewing.

Derivatives

disarticulation

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • In an experimental laboratory study, Daley showed that weakening in the hinge area facilitates rapid fragmentation of the shell (within months) even before disarticulation is achieved.
  • There is some indication of an extended period of care for the dead (at least for some individuals) in the presence of secondary burials, disarticulation and even occasional rearticulation.
  • Exposed to decay processes, crinoids of these groups had differing resistance to disarticulation; from most to least resistant, camerates, disparids, cladids, and flexibles.

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