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gliding joint

noun, Anatomy
Origin of gliding joint
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for gliding joint
  • 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.
gliding joint in Medicine

gliding joint glid·ing joint (glī'dĭng)
See plane joint.

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