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mortise joint

noun
1.
any of various joints between two pieces of timber or the like in which a tenon is housed in or secured to a mortise.
Also called mortise and tenon joint.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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mortise-joint in Medicine

mortise joint mor·tise joint (môr'tĭs)
n.
See ankle joint.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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