condyloid joint

noun

: an articulation (as that between the metacarpals of the hand and the first phalanx of the fingers) in which an ovoid head is received into an elliptical cavity permitting all movements except axial rotation

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“Condyloid joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/condyloid%20joint. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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