[jing-gluh-muh s, ging-]
- a joint in which movement is limited to one plane.
Origin of ginglymus
1650–60; < New Latin < Greek gínglymos hinge
Also called hinge joint.
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Historical Examples of 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
- anatomy a hinge jointSee hinge (def. 2)
Word Origin for ginglymus
C17: New Latin, from Greek ginglumos hinge
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- A hinge joint.
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