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articular disc

 

Definition: a plate or ring of fibrocartilage attached to the joint capsule and separating the articular surfaces of the bones for a varying distance, sometimes completely; it serves to adapt two articular surfaces that are not entirely congruent.

Synonym(s): discus articularisTA, fibrocartilago interarticularis, fibroplate, interarticular fibrocartilage, intraarticular cartilage1

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