The type of joint that provides for the greatest amount of movement is a(n) _____ joint.
Synovial joints provide for a fluid-filled gap between bones, this along with other structures found associated with this type of joint allow for a wider range of movement than do the other joints listed here. Bony joints form when the gap between bones become ossified (turns to bone) and the two bones become, essentially, a single structure. In cartilaginous joints bones are joined by an intervening piece of cartilage. Limited movement can occur at these joints. Fibrous joints, such as the sutures that connect the roofing bones of the skull allow for no, or only very limited, motion.
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