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immovable joint

immovable joint in Medicine

immovable joint im·mov·a·ble joint (ĭ-mōō'və-bəl)
A union of two bones by fibrous tissue, such as a syndesmosis or gomphosis, in which there is no joint cavity and little motion is possible. Also called fibrous joint, synarthrodia, synarthrodial joint, synarthrosis.

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