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- n. A form of diarthrodial articulation in which the articular surfaces are nearly flat, so that they form only an imperfect ball and socket joint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A form of diarthrodial articulation in which the articular surfaces are nearly flat, so that they form only an imperfect ball and socket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gliding joint; a movable articulation formed by plane or nearly plane surfaces which slide upon each other to some extent, as in the articulations of the carpus: a form of diarthrosis. Also called adarticulation.
From Ancient Greek ἀρθρωδία (arthrōdia), from ἀρθρώδης (arthrōdēs, "well articulated") (Wiktionary)
Capsules connecting the articular processes and forming a double arthrodia.
There is one form where the movement is polyaxial, the enarthrosis or ball-and-socket joint; and finally there are the arthrodia or gliding joints.