Joint

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Joint

Describing anything in which two or more persons hold equal rights and responsibilities. For example, every account holder may use the funds in a joint account (though not always independently from the other holders), and each owner is equally liable for a jointly-held property.
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Cartilage and diarthrodial joints as paradigms for hierarchical materials and structures.
Articular cartilage provides a smooth, low-friction surface to diarthrodial joints, which allows a smooth gliding movement and serves to transmit loads across the joint and to dissipate peak stresses on the underlying subchondral bone.
This hunter-gatherer patterning is distinguished from more recent Americans, who display the highest prevalences in the hip and shoulder with the elbow least affected of the diarthrodial joints (Jurmain 1977).