articular chondrocalcinosis n.
A disease characterized by deposits of calcium hypophosphate crystals in synovial fluid, articular cartilage, and adjacent soft tissue; producing goutlike attacks of pain and swelling of the involved joints. Also called pseudogout.
- Articular corpuscle
articular corpuscle articular corpuscle n. Any of the encapsulated nerve endings in a joint capsule.
- Articular disk
articular disk articular disk n. A plate or ring of fibrocartilage attached to the joint capsule and separating the articular surfaces of the bones. Also called interarticular cartilage, interarticular fibrocartilage.
- Articular lamella
articular lamella articular lamella n. The compact layer of bone on its articular surface that is firmly attached to the overlying articular cartilage.
- Articular muscle
articular muscle articular muscle n. A muscle that inserts directly into the capsule of a joint, acting to retract the capsule in certain movements.