from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A type of articulation between bony surfaces that permits limited motion and is connected by ligaments or elastic cartilage, such as that between the vertebrae.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the type of movable joint in animals in which the surfaces of bones are connected by ligaments or cartilage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by intervening substance admitting slight motion; symphysis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a kind of articulation, intermediate between synarthrosis and diarthrosis, permitting slight motion by intervention of fibroeartilage, as between the bodies of vertebræ or in the pubic and sacro-iliac articulations.
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