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an·kle joint

[TA]
a hinge synovial joint between the tibia and fibula above and the talus below.

mortise joint

[môr′tis]
Etymology: ME, mortays, fixed in, jungere, to join
the articulatio talocruralis joint of the ankle.

an·kle joint

(ang'kĕl joynt) [TA]
A hinge synovial joint that is placed between the tibia and fibula above and with the talus below.
Synonym(s): ankle (1) , mortise joint, talocrural joint.
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Results of the study indicate that high-quality wall cabinet frames can be constructed with round mortise-and-tenon joints using only simple construction techniques.
No mortise-and-tenon joints or pegs were used to join the edges of planks that made up the angular bottom and sides of Boat 10 (Figure 7).
The moment capacities of a number of dowel joints and mortise-and-tenon joints have been investigated.
Limited information is available on moment capacity performance comparisons among traditional adhesive-based joints such as mortise-and-tenon joints and dowel joints, and alternative non-adhesive-based joint types such as minifix plus dowel joints and screw joints.
Mortise-and-tenon joints failed with modes of glueline fracture, wood shear, and split mortises.
All of the rails and stretchers were attached to the posts or frames with round mortise-and-tenon joints.
In form and function, these joints are equivalent to corresponding mortise-and-tenon or multiple mortise-and-tenon joints.