synovial joint

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synovial joint

A freely movable joint with a cavity lined by synovial membrane and lubricated by synovial fluid.
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Noun1.synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freelysynovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
articulatio temporomandibularis, mandibular joint, temporomandibular joint - the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
knuckle, knuckle joint, metacarpophalangeal joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
articulatio trochoidea, pivot joint, rotary joint, rotatory joint - a freely moving joint in which movement is limited to rotation; "the articulation of the radius and ulna in the arm is a pivot joint"
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Usually quite sturdy, the intrinsic muscles of the larynx and cricoarytenoid ligament maintain the cartilage position within the diarthrodial joint.
It articulates at both ends with the skull by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which is a diarthrodial joint and allows both rotational and translational movements.
Although once thought of as a degenerative disease of articular cartilage, OA is now believed to be a disease of the diarthrodial joint as an organ.