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1) joint, in anatomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Some joints are immovable, e.g., those that connect the bones of the skull, which are separated merely by short, tough fibers of cartilage. Movable joints are found...

2) Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. statutory agency, created in 1949 within the Dept. of Defense. The chairman is the principal military adviser to the President, the National...

3) joint, in geology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Nearly vertical, or sheet, joints that result from shrinkage during cooling are commonly found in igneous rocks. Similar joints occur in thick beds of sandstone and...

4) ball-and-socket joint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Like other mechanical joints, a ball-and-socket joint must have some provision for lubrication and is normally provided with a seal to prevent loss of the lubricant....

5) joint stock company. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...joint stock company, see chartered companies....

6) arthritis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There are many kinds of arthritis. In its various forms, arthritis disables more people than any other chronic disorder. The condition can be brought about by nerve...

7) spavin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There are two types-bog spavin, in which the hock joint is distended as a result of the collection of synovial fluid; and bone spavin, the bony enlargement of the...

8) sprain. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sprains occur most commonly at the ankle, knee, or wrist joints, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty in moving the involved joint. Treatment consists of application...

9) Mirzapur. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Vindhyachal (total 1991 pop. 169,336), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. It is a district administrative center and has major road and rail connections. Carpets...

10) Farrukhabad. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fategarh (total 1991 pop. 208,727), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. It is a district administrative center and a market for tobacco, fruit,...

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