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anatomy the place of union, usually more or less movable, between two or more rigid skeletal components (bones, cartilage, or parts of a single bone). Joints between skeletal elements exhibit a great variety of form and function, and are classified into three general morphologic types: fibrous joints; cartilaginous joints; and synovial joints.
[L. junctura; fr. jungo, pp. junctus, to join]
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articulus(ar-tik′yŭ-lŭs) (yŭ-lī″) plural.articuli [L. articulus, knot, knuckle, joint]
1. A knuckle or a joint.
2. A segment.
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