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.