Immovable joint

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A type of joint between bones in which there is no joint cavity, and with very little or no movement is possible under normal conditions.


An immovable joint connects the ends of the bones by a tough fibrous tissue. Examples of immovable joints are sutures found between the bones of the skull, syndesmosis between long bones of the body, and gomphosis between the root of a tooth and the sockets in the maxilla or mandible.


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