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a joint permitting only slight motion, as that between the vertebrae.
Historical Examples

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.


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