pivot joint


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pivot joint

n.
A joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a corresponding cavity on the other, permitting rotating movement, as in the proximal articulation between the radius and ulna. Also called rotary joint, trochoid joint.
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Noun1.pivot joint - a freely moving joint in which movement is limited to rotationpivot 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"
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
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size form one job 403/433 x 203 mm, the distance from the pivot joint hooves min.
PIVOT JOINT In a pivot joint, movement is limited to rotation, either by means of a bony projection pivoting within a ring, or a ring pivoting around an axis, for example, the joint between the first and second vertebrae in your back.
At the least you'll see a reasonably dull edge, a blunted point and probably a lose pivot joint.