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Synarthrodial joint

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noun, plural: synarthrodial joints

The joint that connects bones by fibrous tissue and allows only little or no movement.


This type of joint connects bones by tough fibrous tissue. Examples are the sutures between the bones of the skull, and synchrondrosis.

Word origin: syn- + Greek arthrōdia, a kind of articulation (from arthrōdēs, well-jointed, from arthron, joint


Compare: synovial joint, cartilaginous joint.
See also: joint.