articular disk


articular disk
articular disk n a cartilage (as the meniscus of the temporomandibular joint) interposed between two articular surfaces and partially or completely separating the joint cavity into two compartments

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1. discus articularis. 2. meniscus articularis.

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  • Articular disk — Infobox Anatomy Name = Articular disk Latin = discus articularis GraySubject = 70 GrayPage = 285 Caption = Diagrammatic section of a diarthrodial joint, with an articular disk. Caption2 = Vertical section through the articulations at the wrist,… …   Wikipedia

  • articular disk — noun : a cartilage interposed between two articular surfaces and partially or completely separating the joint cavity into two compartments …   Useful english dictionary

  • Articular disk of the temporomandibular joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = discus articularis articulationis temporomandibularis GraySubject = 75 GrayPage = 298 Caption = Sagittal section of the articulation of the mandible. (Articular disk visible at center.) Caption2 = Precursor …   Wikipedia

  • Articular disk of sternoclavicular articulation — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = discus articularis articulationis sternoclavicularis GraySubject = 81 GrayPage = 314 Caption = Sternoclavicular articulation. Anterior view. (Articular disk labeled at upper right.) Caption2 = Precursor =… …   Wikipedia

  • intra-articular disk — discus articularis …   Medical dictionary

  • disk — 1. A round, flat plate; any approximately flat circular structure. 2. SYN: lamella (2). 3. In dentistry, a circular piece of thin paper or other material, coated with an abrasive substance, used for cutting and polishing tee …   Medical dictionary

  • Joint — A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. An articulation or an arthrosis is the same as a joint. Joints are grouped according… …   Medical dictionary

  • Temporomandibular joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = Temporomandibular joint Latin = articulatio temporomandibularis GraySubject = 75 GrayPage = 297 Caption = Articulation of the mandible. Lateral aspect. Caption2 = Articulation of the mandible. Medial aspect. Precursor =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartilage — Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A more flexible kind of cartilage connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears. * * * A connective tissue characterized… …   Medical dictionary

  • discus — SYN: lamella (2). [L. fr. G. diskos, a quoit, disk] d. articularis [TA] SYN: articular disk. d. articularis acromioclavicularis [TA] SYN: articular disk of acromioclavicular joint. d. articularis radioulnaris distalis [TA] SYN: articular disk of… …   Medical dictionary