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ellipsoidal joint
medical dictionary

A modified ball-and-socket synovial joint in which the joint surfaces are elongated or ellipsoidal; it is a biaxial joint, i.e., two axes of motion at right angles to each other, the radiocarpal being an example.

Synonyms: articulatio ellipsoidea, articulatio condylaris, condylar articulation, condylar joint.

(05 Mar 2000)

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