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11.7: Skeletal System Joints

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ball-and-socket joint

Joint where the ball-shaped surface of one bone fits into the cup-like shape of another; examples include the hip and shoulder.

fixed joints

Joint that does not allow movement.

gliding joint

Joint that allows only gliding movement.

hinge joint

Joint that only allows motion in two directions, forward and backward; examples include the knees and elbows.

joint

Point at which two bones meet.

movable joints

Joint that allows the most movement.

partly movable joints

Joint that allows only very limited movement.

pivot joint

Joint permitting only rotating movement.

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Difficulty Level:
At Grade
Grades:
7 , 8
Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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Aug 30, 2016
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