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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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Examples from the web for hinge joint
  • 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.
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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