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ankle the joint between the leg and the foot; part of the leg just above the foot.
ankylose to grow together, join, or stiffen by ankylosis, as the bones of a joint.
ankylosis the stiffening of a joint resulting from such a joining. [1/2 definitions]
annular ligament a ligament in the form of a circle, esp. around the ankle or wrist joint.
arthro- joint.
arthroscope an instrument in the shape of a fine tube that is used, in conjunction with fiber optics, for diagnosing and treating ailments of the joint.
arthroscopy examination of or minor surgery on a joint using an arthroscope.
articulation a joint, such as one between bones or between a branch and the point of attachment of a leaf. [1/5 definitions]
ball-and-socket joint a skeletal joint in which the ball-shaped end of a bone, often part of a limb, fits into and rotates quite freely within the hollow, spherical socket of another bone. [2 definitions]
ball joint a mechanical joint, often found in tools and machines, in which the ball-shaped end of a rod or pipe is fitted into a hollow socket, enabling the inserted part to rotate freely in any direction.
bipartite shared by or concerning two groups; joint. [1/2 definitions]
bursa a sac in the body, esp. one filled with fluid, that acts to protect against friction, as in a joint.
bursitis a painful disorder caused by the inflammation of a bursa, esp. in a joint of the shoulder, elbow, or knee.
capsule any of several kinds of cases or envelopes covering or enclosing parts of living things, such as the seed case of certain fruits, or the membranous cover of a joint or organ. [1/7 definitions]
cast a thick, rigid covering for an injured limb or joint, usu. made of plaster and gauze. [1/18 definitions]
coexecutor one who serves as a joint executor.
cog3 a projection on the end of a piece of wood that, when engaged with an indentation on another piece of wood, creates a joint. [1/2 definitions]
concurrence acting together to produce a joint effect or result; cooperation. [1/4 definitions]
concurrent something that is concurrent, esp. as a joint cause, element, or condition. [1/5 definitions]
condominium joint sovereignty by two or more nations over a territory, or a territory sogoverned. [1/2 definitions]
condyle a rounded projection on the end of one bone that fits into a hollow at the facing end of the next bone, forming a ball-and-socket joint.