hinge joint

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noun Anatomy.


Nearby words

  1. hine,
  2. hines,
  3. hinesville,
  4. hiney,
  5. hinge,
  6. hinge on,
  7. hinge region,
  8. hinged,
  9. hinged flap,
  10. hingham

Origin of hinge joint

First recorded in 1795–1805

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Examples from the Web for hinge joint

  • When we nod the head we use the hinge-joint, which lies between the head and the first bone of the neck.



Medicine definitions for hinge joint

hinge joint

n.

A uniaxial joint in which a broad, transversely cylindrical convexity on one bone fits into a corresponding concavity on the other, allowing motion in one plane only, as in the elbow.ginglymoid joint

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Science definitions for hinge joint

hinge joint

[ hĭnj ]

A joint, such as the elbow, in which a convex part of one bone fits into a concave part of another, allowing motion in only one plane.
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