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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.
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.
It's a solidly built, fully assembled jig that creates matching mortise-and-tenon joints with a plunging router.
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.
The high strength of the frames results both from the favorable distribution of internal resisting forces among the stretchers and rails and also from the strength of the round mortise-and-tenon joints and the cross-lap joints.
Cut the panel and mortise grooves, and the tenons using a table saw (see "Cutting the Mortise-and-Tenon Joints," below).