from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) A form of diarthrodial articulation in which the articular surfaces are nearly flat, so that they form only an imperfect ball and socket.
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- noun anatomy A form of
diarthrodial articulationin which the articular surfacesare nearly flat, so that they form only an imperfect ball and socket joint.
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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.