gliding joint

noun

glid·​ing joint glī-diŋ- How to pronounce gliding joint (audio)
: a diarthrosis in which the articular surfaces glide upon each other without axial motion

called also arthrodia, plane joint

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“Gliding joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gliding%20joint. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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