cochlear joint

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co·chle·ar joint

a variety of hinge joint in which the elevation and depression, respectively, on the opposing articular surfaces form part of a spiral, flexion being then accompanied by a certain amount of lateral deviation.
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coch·le·ar joint

(kok'lē-ăr joynt)
A hinge joint in which the elevation and depression, respectively, on the opposing articular surfaces form part of a spiral, flexion being accompanied by a certain amount of lateral deviation.
Synonym(s): spiral joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cochlear joint

A hinge joint permitting lateral motion. Synonym: spiral joint
See also: joint
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coch·le·ar joint

(kok'lē-ăr joynt)
Hinge joint in which elevation and depression, respectively, on the opposing articular surfaces form part of a spiral.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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