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amphiarthrosis a type of articulation permitting only slight movement, as between the vertebrae of the backbone.
ankle the joint connecting the foot and leg; (verb) to walk.
annular ring-shaped (noun) the ring finger
articular pertaining to joints.
articulation a joint or juncture between bones or cartilages in the skeleton of a vertebrate.
articulative relating to articulation.
clavation an articulation in a socket.
diarthrodial of or like a diarthrosis, a joint permitting free movement.
diarthrosis a joint permitting free movement.
elbow the joint where the arm bends; (verb) to jostle.
enarthrodial of or like an enarthrosis, a ball-and-socket joint.
enarthrosis a ball-and-socket joint.
geniculate jointed (verb) to form joints in
geniculately (Adv.) GENICULATE, jointed.
ginglimoid of or like a ginglymus, a joint that permits movement in one plane only, a hinge joint.
ginglymus (Lat.) a joint that permits movement in one plane only, a hinge joint.
glenoid slightly cupped; socket-shaped; (noun) a cup-shaped socket.
glenoidal slightly cupped; socket-shaped.
sacroiliac relating to the articulation of the sacrum and ilium; (noun) the joint that articulates the sacrum and ilium.
schindylesis an articulation formed by the fitting of the crest of one bone into the groove of another.
schindyletic of or like a schindylesis, an articulation formed by the fitting of the crest of one bone into the groove of another.
synovia a lubricating fluid in the joints.
synovial relating to the synovia, a lubricating fluid in the joints.
synovially (Adv.) SYNOVIAL, relating to the synovia, a lubricating fluid in the joints.