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LC control 85070658
LC classificationQL825 Comparative anatomy
QM131 QM142 Human anatomy
Topical headingJoints
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Variant(s)Articulations (Anatomy)
Diarthrodial joints
Synovial joints
See alsoMusculoskeletal system
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Scope noteHere are entered works on articulations between two or more bones in general, as well as works on synovial or freely movable joints.
Found inMosby's med. dict. (joint: any one of the articulations between bones. Each is classified according to structure and movability as fibrous, cartilaginous, or synovial. Fibrous joints are immovable, cartiliaginous joints slightly movable, and synovial joints freely movable. Most of the joints of the body are freely movable and allow gliding.)
Inter. dict. med. biol. (articulatio synovialis: a joint that is usually freely movable and has the contiguous bony surfaces covered by a hyaline cartilage, and occasionally fibrocartilage, held together by a fibrous capsule lined inside by a synovial membrand and strengthened outside by ligaments. This type of joint includes most of the joints of the body. diarthrodial: pertaining to a synovial joint, formerly called a diarthrosis)
Am. heritage dict. (joint, def. 2, anatomy: a point of articulation between two or more bones, esp. such a connection that allows motion)