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- n. A hinge joint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a hinge-joint or ginglymoid articulation; a diarthrodial joint permitting movement in one plane only, the result being simple flexion and extension.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek γίγγλυμος ("hinge"). (Wiktionary)