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Fibrous joint

Definition
noun, plural: fibrous joints
(anatomy)
A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by a fibrous tissue, mainly collagen. There is no joint cavity, and movement is minimal or no movement is possible.
Supplement
The dense connective tissue that connects the fibrous joints consists mainly of collagen.
The fibrous joints are classified into three types: (1) sutures, (2) syndesmosis and (3) gomphosis.
Word origin: from the component of the structure + Middle English, from Old French, from past participle of joindre = to join.
Synonyms:

Compare: cartilaginous joint, synovial joint.

See also: joint.


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