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movable joint

(mōōvə-bəl)
n.
  1. 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
  2. A joint, either a synchondrosis or a symphysis, in which the apposed bony surfaces are united by cartilage.amphiarthrosis cartilaginous joint synarthrodial joint synarthrosis
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