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Definition of «Juxtaarticular»


Juxtaarticular: The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. Juxtaarticular is composed of juxta, near + articular, from the Latin "articulus", a joint = near a joint.

A juxtaarticular fracture is a break near a joint; juxtaarticular infection is infection near a joint; and so on.

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