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Medical Term:

complex joint


Definition: a joint composed of three or more skeletal elements, or in which two anatomically separate joints function as a unit. For example, the talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints act together as the compound transverse tarsal joint.

Synonym(s): articulatio compositaTA, articulatio complexa, composite joint, compound articulation, compound joint

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