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hinge joint

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noun Anatomy.
  1. ginglymus.
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Origin of hinge joint

First recorded in 1795–1805
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  • When we nod the head we use the hinge-joint, which lies between the head and the first bone of the neck.

    Evolution, Old & New

    Samuel Butler


hinge joint in Medicine

hinge joint

n.
  1. A uniaxial joint in which a broad, transversely cylindrical convexity on one bone fits into a corresponding concavity on the other, allowing motion in one plane only, as in the elbow.ginglymoid joint
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hinge joint in Science

hinge joint

[hĭnj]
  1. A joint, such as the elbow, in which a convex part of one bone fits into a concave part of another, allowing motion in only one plane.
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