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a joint, as in the carpal articulations, in which the surfaces glide over each other in movement.
Historical Examples

arthrodial: an articulation that permits motion in any direction.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

(anatomy, zoology) a joint

arthrodia ar·thro·di·a (är-thrō’dē-ə)
See plane joint.
ar·thro’di·al adj.


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