11.7: Skeletal System Joints Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 Estimated2 minsto complete % Progress Practice Skeletal System Joints MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress Estimated2 minsto complete % Estimated2 minsto complete % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English TermDefinition 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. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Covers the characteristics and types of joints. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Joints - Advanced Skeletal System Joints Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Jessica Harwood Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Contributors: Doris Kraus, Ph.D. Niamh Gray-Wilson Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Sarah Johnson Jane Willan Corliss Karasov Editors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Tags: gliding joint movable joints pivot joint (2 more) SCI.BIO.914.L.2 SCI.LSC.914.L.1 Subjects: science Life Science Concept Nodes: SCI.LSC.914 (Skeletal System Joints) Grades: 7 , 8 Date Created: Nov 29, 2012 Last Modified: Aug 30, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.