immovable joint

immovable joint

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Joint — A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. An articulation or an arthrosis is the same as a joint. Joints are grouped according… …   Medical dictionary

  • joint — /joynt/, n. 1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture. 2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with… …   Universalium

  • joint — n. the point at which two or more bones are connected. The opposing surfaces of the two bones are lined with cartilaginous, fibrous, or soft (synovial) tissue. The three main classes of joint are diarthrosis (freely movable), amphiarthrosis… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fibrous joint — noun an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull) • Syn: ↑suture, ↑sutura • Hypernyms: ↑joint, ↑articulation, ↑articulatio • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Miter joint — Miter Mi ter, Mitre Mi tre, n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. ?.] 1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carpometacarpal joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = Carpometacarpal joint Latin = articulationes carpometacarpeæ GraySubject = 88 GrayPage = 330 Caption = Ligaments of wrist. Posterior view. Caption2 = Width = 300 System = MeshName = MeshNumber = The carpometacarpal joint is …   Wikipedia

  • synarthrosis — An immovable or nearly immovable union of rigid components of the skeletal system, including fibrous joints, cartilaginous joints, and bony unions (synostoses). See articulation. [G. fr. syn, together, + arthrosis, articulation] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • gomphosis — A form of fibrous joint in which a peglike process fits into a hole, as the root of a tooth into the socket in the alveolus. SYN: articulatio dentoalveolaris, dentoalveolar joint, gompholic joint, peg and socket articulation, peg and socket joint …   Medical dictionary

  • Suture — The word suture has several uses in medicine, including: {{}}Cranial suture A type of joint between the bones of the skull where the bones are held tightly together by fibrous tissue. A surgical suture Thread like material used to sew tissue… …   Medical dictionary

  • synarthrosis — /sin ahr throh sis/, n., pl. synarthroses / seez/. Anat. immovable articulation; a fixed or immovable joint; suture. [1570 80; < NL < Gk synárthrosis, equiv. to synarthro (var. s. of synarthroûsthai to be joined by articulation, equiv. to syn SYN …   Universalium

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