gliding joint

Definitions of gliding joint
  1. noun
    a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
    synonyms: articulatio plana
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    types:
    ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint
    a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
    articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint
    a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
    type of:
    articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint
    a joint so articulated as to move freely
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