Meaning of articular in English:


Pronunciation /ɑːˈtɪkjʊlə/


  • Relating to a joint or the joints.

    ‘articular cartilage’
    • ‘The articular cartilage that lines joints is tough and resilient.’
    • ‘This process puts greater stress on the articular cartilage of the vertebrae and their respective end plates.’
    • ‘The articular surfaces and biceps tendon attachment were found to be normal.’
    • ‘Notice the head of the humerus has a much larger articular surface than the glenoid cavity.’
    • ‘New orthopedic options using autogenous tissue to repair articular cartilage defects of the knee are emerging.’


Late Middle English from Latin articularis, from articulus ‘small connecting part’ (see article).