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Diarthrodial joint

What is a diarthrodial joint? A diarthrosis joint is a freely moving joint characterized by its mobility and joint cavity... Read More

Joint

Joint 1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards. Pierced... Read More

Synovial joint

Definition noun A movable joint comprised of a layer of fibrocartilage or hyaline cartilage that lines the opposing bony... Read More

Cartilaginous joint

Definition noun, plural: cartilaginous joints A joint covered with cartilage, such as hyaline or fibrocartilage to allow... Read More

Ellipsoidal joint

Definition noun A synovial joint in which an oval-shaped process of one bone fits into an elongated or ellipsoidal cavity of... Read More

Synarthrodial joint

Definition noun, plural: synarthrodial joints The joint that connects bones by fibrous tissue and allows only little or... Read More

Immovable joint

Definition noun A type of joint between bones in which there is no joint cavity, and with very little or no movement is... Read More

Joint capsule

Definition noun, plural: joint capsules A sac-like fibrous tissue that envelopes a synovial joint Supplement Synovial joints... Read More

Movable joint

Definition noun The most common and movable type of joint which is characterized by the presence of a layer of... Read More

Rotary joint

Definition noun, plural: rotary joints A synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a... Read More

Hinge joint

Definition noun, plural: hinge joints A synovial joint in which the transversely cylindrical convexity on one bone fits into... Read More

Gliding joint

Definition noun, plural: gliding joints A synovial joint in which only a slight, sliding or gliding motion is allowed in the... Read More

Butting joint

Butting joint a joint between two pieces of timber or wood, at the end of one or both, and either at right angles or oblique... Read More

Sellar joint

Definition noun A synovial joint in which the opposing surfaces resemble the shape of a saddle and are reciprocally... Read More

Condyloid joint

Definition noun A synovial joint in which an oval-shaped process of one bone fits into a roughly elliptical cavity of the... Read More

Flail joint

Flail joint a joint with loss of function caused by loss of ability to stabilise the joint in any plane within its normal... Read More

Sacroiliac joint

sacroiliac joint The joint between the sacrum and ilium and associated... Read More

Joints of pelvic girdle

The joints of pelvic girdle, in anatomy, are the joints that unite the sacrum and the two hip bones, forming the pelvic... Read More

Peg-and-socket joint

peg-and-socket joint --> gomphosis (Science: anatomy) A form of union or immovable articulation where a hard part is... Read More

Biaxial joint

Biaxial joint One in which there are two principal axes of movement situated at right angles to each other; e.g., saddle... Read More

Synovial membrane

Definition noun, plural: synovial joints The connective tissue lining the inner surface of the joint capsule of a synovial... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Synovial fluid

Definition noun A clear, viscid fluid in the synovial joints and secreted by the membrane that lines the... Read More

Sprain

sprain A tearing injury to ligaments. Sprains can be minor, with only a slight stress to the ligament or may be severe with... Read More

Articulatio tarsi transversa

Definition noun Latin term for transverse tarsal articulation, which is a unit composed of talo-navicular joint and the... Read More

Knee

Knee 1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg. 2. (Science: anatomy) The joint, or region of the joint, between... Read More

Knuckle

Knuckle 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing of the fingers. 2. The kneejoint, or... Read More

Articular surface

Definition The surface of a joint at which the ends of the bones meet. Supplement Joints may be classified based on the... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Firstly, let us ask, what is cartilage? Cartilage is a tough and flexible material. It can be... Read More

Hinge

Hinge 1. The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc, turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip... Read More

Articulatio trochoidea

Definition noun Latin for trochoid articulation, a synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a... Read More

Stifle

stifle 1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the... Read More

Welt

welt 1. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as; A... Read More

Pes valgus

Definition noun A permanent eversion of the foot at the talocalcaneal or subtalar joint Supplement Valgus is a medical term... Read More

Jumps

Jump 1. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream. 2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across... Read More

Gout

Gout (Science: rheumatology) recurrent acute arthritis of peripheral joints caused by the accumulation of monosodium urate... Read More

Articulatio radiocarpea

Articulatio radiocarpea --> wrist joint The synovial joint between the distal end of the radius and its articular disk... Read More

Swivel

swivel 1. (Science: mechanics) A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Gomphosis

Definition noun, plural: gomphoses A type of fibrous joint in which a conical process is inserted into a socket-like... Read More