also known as articulations, are the place of union between two or more bones. Joints are classified according to either their construction or based on the degree of movement they allow.
consisting of inflexible layers of dense connective tissue, hold the bones tightly together. In adults these joints, which are also known as sutures, do not allow any movement
also known as the soft spots, are normally present on the skull of a newborn
the smooth, rubbery, blue-white connective tissue that acts as a shock absorber between bones
covers the surfaces of bones where they come together to form joints. This cartilage makes smooth joint movement possible and protects the bones from rubbing against each other
the curved fibrous cartilage found in some joints, such as the knee and the temporomandibular joint of the jaw
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