pivot joint

noun

: an anatomical articulation that consists of a bony pivot in a ring of bone and ligament (as that of the dens and atlas) and that permits rotatory movement only

called also trochoid

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“Pivot joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pivot%20joint. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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