[ jing-gluh-moid, ging- ]
/ ˈdʒɪŋ gləˌmɔɪd, ˈgɪŋ- /


of, relating to, or resembling a ginglymus.


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Origin of ginglymoid

First recorded in 1660–70; ginglym(us) + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for ginglymoid

[ jĭngglə-moid′, gĭng- ]


Of, relating to, or resembling a hinge joint, such as the elbow.
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