noun, Anatomy.

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
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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