arthrodial membrane
(ARTHROPODA)
Articular membranes that permits unrestricted motion; flexible joints.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • segment — Division of an appendage [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. Individual component of crustacean limb connected by movable articulation with adjoining segments. (Syn. podomere (not equivalent to somite, though used by some authors in this sense).… …   Crustacea glossary

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  • Joint — A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. An articulation or an arthrosis is the same as a joint. Joints are grouped according… …   Medical dictionary

  • joint — /joynt/, n. 1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture. 2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with… …   Universalium

  • Tarsometatarsal articulations — Ligaments of the sole of the foot, with the tendons of the Peronæus longus, Tibialis posterior and Tibialis anterior muscles …   Wikipedia

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