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Medical Term:

pivot joint


Definition: a synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a corresponding cavity on the other, as in the proximal radioulnar joint.

Synonym(s): articulatio trochoideaTA, helicoid ginglymus, lateral ginglymus, rotary joint, rotatory joint, trochoid articulation, trochoid joint

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