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Condyloid joint

Definition
noun
A synovial joint in which an oval-shaped process of one bone fits into a roughly elliptical cavity of the other, allowing movement in two planes (i.e. flexion or extension, abduction or adduction).
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Word origin: Latin: condylus, from Greek: kondylos; knuckle.
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Synonym:

  • ellipsoidal joint


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