fibrous joint


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Related to fibrous joint: synovial joint, cartilaginous joint
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Noun1.fibrous joint - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)fibrous joint - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
coronal suture, sutura coronalis - the suture between the parietal and frontal bones of the skull
frontal suture, sutura frontalis - the suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6)
intermaxillary suture, sutura intermaxillaris - the suture between the two maxillae of the upper jawbone
internasal suture, sutura internasalis - the suture between the two nasal bones
lamboid suture, sutura lamboidea - the suture between the occipital and parietal bones
occipitomastoid suture - the suture between the occipital and the temporal bones; a continuation of the lamboid suture
parietomastoid suture - the suture between the parietal and the temporal bones
interparietal suture, sagittal suture, sutura sagittalis - the suture uniting the two parietal bones
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
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In any joint, the whole structure of bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons is surrounded, held together and protected by a watertight, fibrous joint capsule.
The fluid content of the fibrous joint capsule, the surrounding ligaments, and the cushioning cartilage within the joints generally diminishes with time, and may contribute to loss of fluidity of joint motion.