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mobile end

[TA]
for a given movement, the end of a bone that moves in response to muscle activity or gravity while the other end of the bone (the fixed end) is held stationary (as a consequence of attachment or muscular fixation).
Synonym(s): punctum mobile [TA]
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mo·bile end

(mō'bil end) [TA]
For a given movement, the end of a bone that moves in response to muscle activity or gravity while the other end of the bone (the fixed end) is held stationary (as a consequence of attachment or muscular fixation).
Synonym(s): punctum mobile.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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These attachment points are called the origin (punctum fixum) and the insertion (punctum mobile).