Definition of disarticulation in US English:

disarticulation

noun

  • See disarticulate

    • ‘In an experimental laboratory study, Daley showed that weakening in the hinge area facilitates rapid fragmentation of the shell (within months) even before disarticulation is achieved.’
    • ‘Exposed to decay processes, crinoids of these groups had differing resistance to disarticulation; from most to least resistant, camerates, disparids, cladids, and flexibles.’
    • ‘There is some indication of an extended period of care for the dead (at least for some individuals) in the presence of secondary burials, disarticulation and even occasional rearticulation.’
    • ‘Most insects are completely articulated or virtually so, though larger ones show greater frequency of disarticulation.’
    • ‘It's about I think six inches below the knee, and the arms, the amputation is called an elbow disarticulation, it's not above the elbow, it's not below, it's right at the elbow, and it cuts through the elbow.’

Pronunciation

disarticulation

/ˌdɪsɑrˌtɪkjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n//ˌdisärˌtikyəˈlāSH(ə)n/