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Ellipsoidal joint

ellipsoidal joint el·lip·soi·dal joint (i-lĭp-soid’l, ěl’ĭp-, ē’lĭp-)
A modified biaxial ball-and-socket joint in which the joint surfaces are elongated or ellipsoidal. Also called condylar joint.


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