Articular means relating to the areas where bones move in relation to one another.

articular joints of knee
The femur, tibia and patella articulate to form the knee joint, which is surrounded by a capsule that is lined with synovial tissue that lubricates the articular cartilage covering the exposed ends of the bones.


Moving joints

Not all joints are moving joints. Where skull bones join, for example, they do not have the same features as synovial joints where there is a capsule a lubricating lining and slippery cartilage coverings..


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Building and maintaining joints by exquisite local control of cell fate. Smeeton J, Askary A and Crump JG. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2017 Jan; 6(1): 10.1002/wdev.245.

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