plane joint

n.

A synovial joint in which the opposing surfaces are nearly planes and in which there is only a slight, gliding motion.arthrodia arthrodial joint gliding joint

Nearby words

  1. plane,
  2. plane angle,
  3. plane chart,
  4. plane geometry,
  5. plane iron,
  6. plane of incidence,
  7. plane of pelvic canal,
  8. plane polarization,
  9. plane sailing,
  10. plane spotter


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