ginglymoid joint


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hinge joint

[TA]
a uniaxial joint in which a broad, transversely cylindric convexity on one bone fits into a corresponding concavity on the other, allowing of motion in one plane only, as in the elbow.
Synonym(s): ginglymus [TA], ginglymoid joint

hinge joint

(hinj joynt) [TA]
A uniaxial joint in which a broad, transversely cylindric convexity on one bone fits into a corresponding concavity on the other, allowing of motion in one plane only.
Synonym(s): ginglymoid joint, ginglymus.

ginglymoid joint

A synovial joint having only forward and backward motion, as a hinge. Synonym: ginglymus See: hinge joint
See also: joint

hinge joint

(hinj joynt) [TA]
A uniaxial joint in which a broad, transversely cylindric convexity on one bone fits into a corresponding concavity on the other, allowing of motion in one plane only.
Synonym(s): ginglymoid joint, ginglymus.