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Definition: 'Complex Joint'

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complex joint

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a joint composed of three or more skeletal elements, or in which two anatomically separate joints function as a unit. For example, the talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints act together as the compound transverse tarsal joint.

Synonyms: articulatio composita, articulatio complexa, composite joint, compound articulation, compound joint

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