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gliding joint

Definition:

a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

gliding joints

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

articulatio plana [Latin]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Plane joint | arthrodial joint | gliding joint | plane articulation

a synovial joint which, under physiological conditions, allows only gliding movement. Plane joints permit sliding or gliding movements in the plane of articular surfaces. The opposed surfaces of the bones are flat or almost flat, with movement limited... (38 of 305 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Plane joint

Random House Dictionary:

arthrodia [anatomy] | arthrodiae [plural] | gliding joint [synonym]

a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement. (17 of 31 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/arthrodia

Collins Dictionary:

diarthrosis [anatomy] | diarthrosises [plural] | diarthrodial [adjective, derived]

any freely movable joint, such as the shoulder and hip joints (11 of 260 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/diarthrosis

American Heritage Dictionary:

diarthrosis | diarthroses [plural] | diarthrodial [adjective, related]

Any of several types of bone articulation permitting free motion in a joint, as that of the shoulder or hip. (20 of 54 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diarthrosis

Merriam-Webster:

diarthrosis | diarthroses [plural] | synovial joint [sense-specific]

articulation that permits free movement | a freely movable joint (9 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/diarthrosis

New World Dictionary:

diarthrosis [anatomy] | diarthroses

any articulation, as of the hip, permitting free movement in any direction (12 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diarthrosis

Wiktionary:

diarthrosis [anatomy] | diarthroses [plural] | abarticulation [synonym] | synovial joint [synonym]

A joint that can move freely in various planes (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/diarthrosis

Encarta Dictionary:

diarthrosis

the ability of some joints of the body to move in several directions (13 of 42 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604449​/definition​.html  [offline]

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