hinge joint

Definitions of hinge joint
  1. noun
    a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
    synonyms: ginglymoid joint, ginglymus
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    types:
    articulatio genus, genu, human knee, knee, knee joint
    hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    articulatio cubiti, cubital joint, cubitus, elbow, elbow joint, human elbow
    hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    interphalangeal joint
    any of the joints between the phalanges of the fingers or toes
    type of:
    articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint
    a joint so articulated as to move freely
  2. noun
    a joint allowing movement in one plane only
    synonyms: knuckle joint
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    type of:
    joint
    junction by which parts or objects are joined together
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