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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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  • When we nod the head we use the hinge-joint, which lies between the head and the first bone of the neck.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
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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