ginglymus

[ 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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Also called hinge joint.

Origin of ginglymus

1650–60; <New Latin <Greek gínglymos hinge
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British Dictionary definitions for ginglymus

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

ginglymus
[ jĭngglə-məs, gĭng- ]

n.

A hinge joint.
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