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cochlear joint

 

Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): screw joint, spiral joint

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