movable joint

[ mōōvə-bəl ]

n.

A joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage and in which some degree of free movement is possible.diarthrodial joint diarthrosis synarthrosis synovial joint
A joint, either a synchondrosis or a symphysis, in which the apposed bony surfaces are united by cartilage.amphiarthrosis cartilaginous joint synarthrodial joint synarthrosis

Nearby words

  1. mouton,
  2. mouton enrage,
  3. moutonnée,
  4. movable,
  5. movable feast,
  6. movable testis,
  7. movable type,
  8. movable-do system,
  9. move,
  10. move a muscle


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