movable joint


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syn·o·vi·al joint

[TA]
a joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage within a joint cavity that contains synovial fluid, lined with synovial membrane and reinforced by a fibrous capsule and ligaments; and there is some degree of free movement possible.
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syn·o·vi·al joint

(si-nō'vē-ăl joynt) [TA]
A joint in which (1) the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage, (2) there is a joint cavity containing synovial fluid, lined with synovial membrane and reinforced by a fibrous capsule and ligaments, and (3) there is some degree of free movement possible.
Synonym(s): articulatio [TA] , diarthrodial joint, diarthrosis, movable joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

movable joint

A slightly movable or freely movable joint, amphiarthrodial and diarthrodial, respectively.
See also: joint
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

syn·o·vi·al joint

(si-nō'vē-ăl joynt) [TA]
A joint in which (1) the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage, (2) there is a joint cavity containing synovial fluid, lined with synovial membrane and reinforced by a fibrous capsule and ligaments, and (3) there is some degree of free movement possible.
Synonym(s): articulatio [TA] , diarthrodial joint, diarthrosis, movable joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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