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.
|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.