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ginglymus

[jing-gluh-muh s, ging-] /ˈdʒɪŋ glə məs, ˈgɪŋ-/
noun, plural ginglymi
[jing-gluh-mahy, ging-] /ˈdʒɪŋ gləˌmaɪ, ˈgɪŋ-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a joint in which movement is limited to one plane.
Also called hinge joint.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < New Latin < Greek gínglymos hinge
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  • The knee-joint was formerly described as a ginglymus or hinge-joint, but is really of a much more complicated character.
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ginglymus

/ˈdʒɪŋɡlɪməs; ˈɡɪŋ-/
noun (pl) -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
1.
(anatomy) a hinge joint See hinge (sense 2)
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, from Greek ginglumos hinge
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ginglymus in Medicine

ginglymus gin·gly·mus (jĭng'glə-məs, gĭng'-)
n.
A hinge joint.

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