compound joint

n.

A joint composed of three or more skeletal elements.

Nearby words

  1. compound gland,
  2. compound heterozygote,
  3. compound hyperopic astigmatism,
  4. compound interest,
  5. compound interval,
  6. compound leaf,
  7. compound lens,
  8. compound magnet,
  9. compound microscope,
  10. compound myopic astigmatism


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