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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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Skin, muscles and joints

... Most skeletal muscles are arranged in opposing (antagonistic) pairs at joints. Within opposing pairs, one muscle, called the prime mover or agonist ... are only capable of gliding motion. The joints at the carpals, called condyloid joints, are only capable of angular motion. I hope this helps. ...

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by clarence
Thu May 26, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Skin, muscles and joints
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