hinge joint

noun Anatomy.

Origin:
1795–1805

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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. Also called ginglymoid joint.

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hinge joint   (hĭnj)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
The elbow of a revolute robotic arm also has a hinge joint that allows the forearm to move up and down.
Designers should check plans of existing facilities to identify hinge joint locations.
Failed bearing pads and crushing at the hinge joint.
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