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angular movement

Etymology: L, angularis, sharply bent
one of the four basic movements allowed by the various joints of the skeleton. It is a movement in which the angle between two adjoining bones is decreased, as in flexion, or increased, as in extension. Compare circumduction, gliding, rotation.

angular movement

The change in the joint position between long bones. Flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction are examples of angular movement.
See also: movement
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