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[jing-gluh-muh s, ging-]
noun, plural gin·gly·mi [jing-gluh-mahy, ging-] /ˈdʒɪŋ gləˌmaɪ, ˈgɪŋ-/. Anatomy.
  1. a joint in which movement is limited to one plane.
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Origin of ginglymus

1650–60; < New Latin < Greek gínglymos hinge
Also called hinge joint.
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Historical Examples

  • Hinge joints (Ginglymus), such as the elbow and interphalangeal joints.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5


  • This also, is a ginglymus joint, having but slight lateral motion, and that only when it is in a state of flexion.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

British Dictionary definitions for ginglymus


noun plural -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
  1. anatomy a hinge jointSee hinge (def. 2)
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Word Origin

C17: New Latin, from Greek ginglumos hinge
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ginglymus in Medicine


(jĭngglə-məs, gĭng-)
  1. A hinge joint.
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