Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Articulation

1. area where two or more bones join or contact one another; a joint. Articulations are classified either by tissue type (see fibrous joint, cartilaginous joint, synovial joint) or by degree of motion (see amphiarthrotic joint, diarthrotic joint, synarthrotic joint).

2. in dentistry, the contact relationship of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth while in action.

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