CONTINUITY, DIATHROSES OF
\kɒntɪnjˈuːɪti], \kɒntɪnjˈuːɪti], \k_ɒ_n_t_ɪ_n_j_ˈuː_ɪ_t_i]\
Definitions of CONTINUITY, DIATHROSES OF
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(F.) Diarthroses de Continuite, a removable joints, in which the bones are continuous, but do not touch immediately, there being between them a ligamentous substance, whose flexibility permits motion. The vertebral articulations are examples of this. Diarthroses of Contiguity, Diarthroses de Contiguite, on the other hand, are movable articulations, in which the bones are not continuous, but touchy by surfaces covered with a cartilaginous layer, which is always moistened by synovia.
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