gliding joint

Definitions of gliding joint
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n a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions

Synonyms:
articulatio plana
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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