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Medical Term:

plane joint


a synovial joint in which the opposing surfaces are nearly planes and in which there is only a slight, gliding motion, as in the intermetacarpal joints.

Synonym(s): articulatio planaTA, arthrodia, arthrodial articulation, arthrodial joint, gliding joint

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