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Joint

Synonym(s)

  • articulation

Definition(s)

The point of contact between elements of an animal skeleton whether movable or rigidly fixed together with the surrounding and supporting parts (as membranes, tendons, or ligaments), (the capsule of the shoulder joint). Out of joint of a bone: having the head slipped from its socket.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 9, 2014