gliding joint

noun Anatomy.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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gliding joint glid·ing joint (glī'dĭng)
See plane joint.

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Example sentences
Between the articular processes of the two bones there is on either side an arthrodial or gliding joint.
The gliding joint at the base of the skull allows the chicken to move its head in different directions.
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