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Introduction: Joint

Description of Joint

Joint: (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion).
Source: WordNet 2.1

Joint: articulation of bones; the place of union or junction between two or more bones of the skeleton.
Source: CRISP

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Joint as an Organ

Joint (organ): Another name for Joints.

Joint (organ): Joints are the places in the body where two or more bones meet. Joints, also...more »

Joint (organ): The point at which two or more bones are connected is called a joint. In all joints, the bones are... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS)

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Related Topics

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More specific terms for Joint:

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Broader terms for Joint

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Source - CRISP

  • body part

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Joint can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Joint

The following list attempts to classify Joint into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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