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Movable joint

Definition
noun
The most common and movable type of joint which is characterized by the presence of a layer of fibrocartilage or hyaline cartilage that lines the opposing bony surfaces, as well as a lubricating synovial fluid within the synovial cavity.
Supplement
Examples are:

These joints are the most movable type of joints in the human body in contrast to cartilaginous joints (such as synchondroses and symphyses) and fibrous joints (such as sutures, gomphoses and syndesmoses).
Synonyms:

  • diarthrosis
  • synovial joint
  • articulatio synovialis
  • junctura synovialis
  • perarticulation


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