Polyarticular
Involving many joints. As opposed to monoarticular (affecting just one joint). From the Latin "articulus," meaning a joint.
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SYN: multiarticular. [poly- + L. articulus, joint]

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poly·ar·tic·u·lar -är-'tik-yə-lər adj having or affecting many joints <\polyarticular arthritis> compare MONOARTICULAR, OLIGOARTICULAR

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poly·ar·tic·u·lar (pol″e-ahr-tikґu-lər) [poly- + articular] affecting many joints.

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