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articulation
The junction between two or more bones, typically held together by ligaments.
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articulation (s) (noun), articulations (pl)
1. The act of vocal expressions, utterances or enunciations: Sharon expressed an articulation of her classes sentiments to the English teacher.
2. The act or manner of producing a speech sound; especially, a consonant.
3. In anatomy, a fixed or movable joint between bones, or a movable joint between inflexible parts of the body of an animal.
4. In botany, a joint between two separable parts: There are articulations of leaves and a stem or a node or a space on a stem.
5. Etymology: from about 1541, "the action of bending the joints", from Old French articulation, from Middle Latin articulationem, articulatio, from articulatus, the past particple of articulare, "to separate (meat) into joints"; also "to utter distinctly", from articulus, diminutive of artus, "joint". Articulate, as a verb, in the sense of "divide (vocal sounds) into distinct and significant parts" is first recorded in 1594; then it was generalized into the sense of "express in words" from about 1691.
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atlanto-occipital joint, articulatio atlanto-occipitalis, atlanto-occipital articulation
A condylar (rounded articular surface at the extremity of a bone) synovial joint (joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage) between the superior articular facets of the atlas and the condyles (rounded articular surface at the extremity of a bone) of the occipital bone (bone forming the rear and rear bottom of the skull).
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spheroid articulation, articulatio spheroidea
A type of synovial joint; such as, that of the hip or shoulder, in which the rounded head of one bone lodges in a concave surface on the other bone; a ball-and-socket joint.
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trochoid articulation, pivot joint
A synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a corresponding cavity on the other, as in the proximal radioulnar joint.
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