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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]
junctura/junc·tu·ra/ (junk-too´rah) pl. junctu´rae [L.] junction;joint.
junc·tu·ra, pl. juncturae (jŭngk-tyūr'ă, -ē)
2. The point, line, or surface of union of two parts, mainly bones or cartilages.
[L. a joining]
articulations of the skull.
synovial intervertebral joints.