ankle joint

noun
a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
Derivationally related forms: ↑anklet (for: ↑ankle)
Hypernyms: ↑gliding joint, ↑articulatio plana
Part Holonyms: ↑leg
Part Meronyms: ↑anklebone, ↑astragal, ↑astragalus, ↑talus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ankle joint — The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar joint: The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones: the tibia which forms the medial (inside) portion of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral… …   Medical dictionary

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  • collateral ligament of ankle joint medial — ligamentum collaterale mediale articulationis talocruralis …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral ligament of ankle joint — ligamentum collaterale laterale articulationis talocruralis …   Medical dictionary

  • Ankle — Lateral view of the human ankle Latin articulatio talocruralis Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Ankle — The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar joint: The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones: the tibia which forms the medial (inside) portion of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral… …   Medical dictionary

  • Joint, ankle — The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar joint: The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones: the tibia which forms the medial (inside) portion of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral… …   Medical dictionary

  • joint — /joynt/, n. 1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture. 2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with… …   Universalium

  • ankle — /ang keuhl/, n. 1. (in humans) the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. 2. the corresponding joint in a quadruped or bird; hock. 3. the slender part of the leg above the foot. [bef. 1000; ME ankel, enkel (c …   Universalium

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