- a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement.
Origin of arthrodia
Also called gliding joint.
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Gliding joints (Arthrodia), in which the articular surfaces are flat, as in the carpal and tarsal bones.
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- plane joint
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