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hinge joint

noun, Anatomy
Origin of hinge joint
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Each hammer consists of two portions articulated by a hinge joint.

    Marvels of Pond-life Henry J. Slack
  • It is connected with the humerus by a hinge joint at the elbow.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The hinge joint thus formed allows the head to nod forward, while ligaments prevent it from moving too far.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The lower end of the bone is grooved to help form a hinge joint at the elbow with the bones of the forearm (Fig. 27).

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • It articulates with the lower end of the thigh bone, forming with it a hinge joint.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • Pagiopoda: Heteroptera, in which the posterior coxae are not globose and the articulation is a hinge joint: see trochalopoda.

hinge joint in Medicine

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 in Science
hinge joint
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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