synovial joint

Definitions of synovial joint
  1. noun
    a joint so articulated as to move freely
    synonyms: articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis
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    articulatio temporomandibularis, mandibular joint, temporomandibular joint
    the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone
    articulatio plana, gliding joint
    a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
    ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint
    a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
    knuckle, knuckle joint, metacarpophalangeal joint
    a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
    articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint
    a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
    articulatio trochoidea, pivot joint, rotary joint, rotatory joint
    a freely moving joint in which movement is limited to rotation
    articulatio humeri, shoulder, shoulder joint
    a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
    articulatio genus, genu, human knee, knee, knee joint
    hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    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 cubiti, cubital joint, cubitus, elbow, elbow joint, human elbow
    hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    interphalangeal joint
    any of the joints between the phalanges of the fingers or toes
    articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint
    a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
    articulatio coxae, coxa, hip, hip joint
    the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
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    articulatio, articulation, joint
    (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
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