a joint permitting only slight motion, as that between the vertebrae.
When there is little movement the term half-joint or amphiarthrosis is used.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5 Various
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(anatomy) a type of articulation permitting only slight movement, as between the vertebrae of the backbone
amphiarthrosis am·phi·ar·thro·sis (ām’fē-är-thrō’sĭs)
See movable joint.
am’phi·ar·thro’di·al (-thrō’dē-əl) adj.
the achromatic spindle with two asters that forms during mitosis. Historical Examples While these changes are going on in the chromatin the amphiaster forms. The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation Austin O’Malley As the amphiaster grows the centrosomes are grouped in a plane at the equator of the spindle, forming the Equatorial Plate. The […]
amphibaric amphibaric am·phi·bar·ic (ām’fĭ-bār’ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a drug that can either lower or elevate arterial blood pressure depending on the dose.
the class comprising the amphibians. Historical Examples A precisely similar series of phenomena to those in Amphibia has been shewn by Salensky to take place in the Sturgeon. The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour There was one amongst the number said to belong to the Amphibia. The Hero […]
any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, comprising frogs and toads, newts and salamanders, and caecilians, the larvae being typically aquatic, breathing by gills, and the adults being typically semiterrestrial, breathing by lungs and through the moist, glandular skin. an plant. an airplane designed for taking off from and landing on both land and water. […]