Gliding joint

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noun, plural: gliding joints

A synovial joint in which only a slight, sliding or gliding motion is allowed in the plane of articular surfaces.


Examples are the intermetacarpal joints and the acromioclavicular joint (between the acromion of the scapula and the clavicle).


  • plane (or planar) joint
  • arthrodia
  • arthrodial joint
  • arthrodial articulation