A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact. They are constructed to allow movement (except for skull bones) and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally.
Famous quotes containing the word joint:
“Your letter of excuses has arrived. I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on your toes and begs your pardonthe pardon is granted, but the joint aches, especially if there is a corn upon it.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“Whats a joint of mutton or two in a whole Lent?”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Such joint ownership creates a place where mothers can father and fathers can mother. It does not encourage mothers and fathers to compete with one another for first- place parent. Such competition is not especially good for marriage and furthermore drives kids nuts.”
—Kyle D. Pruett (20th century)