Articled to Arum

(Ar"ti*cled) a. Bound by articles; apprenticed; as, an articled clerk.

(Ar*tic"u*lar) a. [L. articularis: cf. F. articulaire. See Article, n.] Of or pertaining to the joints; as, an articular disease; an articular process.

(Ar*tic"u*lar Ar*tic"u*la*ry) n. (Anat.) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.

(Ar*tic"u*lar*ly) adv. In an articular or an articulate manner.

(||Ar*tic`u*la"ta) n. pl. [Neut. pl. from L. articulatus furnished with joints, distinct, p. p. of articulare. See Article, v.] (Zoöl.)

1. One of the four subkingdoms in the classification of Cuvier. It has been much modified by later writers.

It includes those Invertebrata having the body composed of a series of ringlike segments By some writers, the unsegmented worms (helminths) have also been included; by others it is restricted to the Arthropoda. It corresponds nearly with the Annulosa of some authors. The chief subdivisions are Arthropoda (Insects, Myriapoda, Malacopoda, Arachnida, Pycnogonida, Crustacea); and Anarthropoda, including the Annelida and allied forms.

2. One of the subdivisions of the Brachiopoda, including those that have the shells united by a hinge.

3. A subdivision of the Crinoidea.

(Ar*tic"u*late) a. [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. [Archaic] Bacon.

2. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.

3. Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.

Total changes of party and articulate opinion.

(Ar*tic"u*late), n. (Zoöl.) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.

(Ar*tic"u*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Articulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Articulating ].

1. To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.

2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.] Shak.

3. To join or be connected by articulation.

(Ar*tic"u*late), v. t.

1. To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.

2. To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify. [Obs.]

3. To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language. "To articulate a word." Ray.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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