Where two or more skeletal bones meet (intersect); functions to allow the movement of the individual bones.
A zone of articulation, where a part of an organ (e.g. a leaf or part of an inflorescence) will break off, often swollen and with a constriction groove.
The point of contact between elements of an animal skeleton with the parts that surround and support it.
The mechanisms by which bones are held together. The point where two bones meet, allowing some degree of movement. There are three basic categories of joints: immovable, slightly movable, and freely movable (synovial).
Segment of a stem (as in a cactus), or a plant node (as where leaves join the stem).
The articulation or place of union or function between two or more bones of the skeleton.
A structure at a point where two or more bones join, especially one which allows movement of the bones.
The place where two or more bones come together.
Point where two or more bones meet. A joint may be immovable (fibrous), as those of the skull; slightly movable (cartilaginous), as those connecting the vertebrae; or freely movable (synovial), as those of the elbow and knee. Also called articulation.
An area where two bones come together; categorized into three types: suture, vertebral, and synovial.
The juncture of two bones. Some joints are fixed and immovable, but most have varying ranges of movement. The seven types of joints are the ball and socket (for example, the hip); hinge (for example, the elbow); ellipsoidal (for example, the radius); saddle (at the base of the thumb); pivot (the neck); gliding (for example, the foot); and fixed (the skull).