Definition of enarthrosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs/

noun (plural enarthroses /ˌɛnɑːˈθrəʊsiːz/)

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


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

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