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articulation   (är-tĭk'yə-lā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The arrangement of parts connected by joints.

  2. A fixed or movable joint between bones.

  3. A movable joint between inflexible parts of the body of an animal, as the divisions of an appendage in arthropods.

  4. A joint between two separable parts, as a leaf and a stem.

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