an articulation that allows limited movement, as between vertebrae; cf. diarthrosis and synarthrosis

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  • Amphiarthrosis — Am phi*ar*thro sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. amfi + ? a joining, ? a joint.] (Anat.) A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by intervening substance admitting slight motion; symphysis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphiarthrosis — [am΄fē är thrō′sis] n. [ModL < AMPHI + Gr arthrōsis, a jointing < arthron, a joint: see ARTHRO ] Anat. a form of jointing in which cartilage connects the bones and allows only slight motion …   English World dictionary

  • Amphiarthrosis — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 70 GrayPage = 285 Caption = Diagrammatic section of a symphysis. Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = a 31 DorlandsSuf = 12127217 Amphiarthrosis is a type of… …   Wikipedia

  • Amphiarthrosis — Eine Amphiarthrose (v. griech. amphi „um“, „herum“ und arthros „Gelenk“) oder straffes Gelenk ist eine Diarthrose („echtes Gelenk“) mit durch straffe Bänder eingeschränkter Beweglichkeit. Im Röntgenbild ist der Gelenkspalt zu erkennen. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • amphiarthrosis — amphiarthrodial, adj. /am fee ahr throh sis/, n., pl. amphiarthroses / seez/. Anat. a joint permitting only slight motion, as that between the vertebrae. [1830 40; AMPHI + Gk árthrosis articulation. See ARTHRO , OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphiarthrosis — noun the type of movable joint in animals in which the surfaces of bones are connected by ligaments or cartilage …   Wiktionary

  • amphiarthrosis — SYN: symphysis (1). [amphi + G. arthrosis, joint] * * * am·phi·ar·thro·sis thrō səs n, pl thro·ses .sēz a slightly movable articulation (as a symphysis or a syndesmosis) * * * n. a slightly movable joint in which the bony surfaces are separated… …   Medical dictionary

  • amphiarthrosis — n. joint that allows little motion (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amphiarthrosis — am·phi·ar·thro·sis …   English syllables

  • amphiarthrosis — n. a slightly movable joint in which the bony surfaces are separated by fibrocartilage (see symphysis) or hyaline cartilage (see synchondrosis) …   The new mediacal dictionary

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