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English noun: mortise joint

1. mortise joint (body) a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus

Synonymsankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis

Broader (hypernym)articulatio plana, gliding joint

Part holonymanklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus

Part meronymleg

2. mortise joint (artifact) a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other

Synonymsmortise-and-tenon joint

Broader (hypernym)joint

Narrower (hyponym)dovetail, dovetail joint, tongue and groove joint

Part holonymmortice, mortise, tenon

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