hinge joint


noun Anatomy.

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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