[ jing-gluh-muhs, ging- ]
/ ˈdʒɪŋ glə məs, ˈgɪŋ- /
noun, plural gin·gly·mi [jing-gluh-mahy, ging-]. /ˈdʒɪŋ gləˌmaɪ, ˈgɪŋ-/. Anatomy.
a joint in which movement is limited to one plane.
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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Also called hinge joint.
Origin of ginglymus
1650–60; <New Latin <Greek gínglymos hinge
Words nearby ginglymus
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Example sentences from the Web for ginglymus
Hinge joints (Ginglymus), such as the elbow and interphalangeal joints.
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
/ (ˈdʒɪŋɡlɪməs, ˈɡɪŋ-) /
noun plural -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
anatomy a hinge jointSee hinge (def. 2)
Word Origin for ginglymus
C17: New Latin, from Greek ginglumos hinge
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Medical definitions for ginglymus
[ jĭng′glə-məs, gĭng′- ]
A hinge joint.
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