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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: joynt

Definition: anatomy the place of union, usually more or less movable, between two or more rigid skeletal components (bones, cartilage, or parts of a single bone). Joints between skeletal elements exhibit a great variety of form and function, and are classified into three general morphologic types: fibrous joints; cartilaginous joints; and synovial joints.

Synonym(s): junctura1TA, articulation1, articulus

[L. junctura; fr. jungo, pp. junctus, to join]

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