Condyloid joint



A synovial joint in which an oval-shaped process of one bone fits into a roughly elliptical cavity of the other, allowing movement in two planes (i.e. flexion or extension, abduction or adduction).


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Word origin: Latin: condylus, from Greek: kondylos; knuckle.

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