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From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
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
- arthrodial joint
- arthrodial articulation