What is the definition of Pivot Joint?

Pivot Joint: A pivot joint (also called a trochoid joint, rotary joint, or lateral ginglymus joint) is a type of synovial joint, in which the cylinder of one bone fits

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Pivot Joint

Related Terms

  • Synovial joint
  • Hinge joint
  • Ball and Socket joint
  • Condyloid joint
  • Saddle joint
  • Sliding joint


  • Trochoid joint
  • Lateral ginglymus joint
  • Rotary joint
  • Trochoid
  • Rotary
  • Lateral ginglymus

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