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hinge joint

hinge joint

noun

Definition of HINGE JOINT

:  a joint between bones (as at the elbow) that permits motion in only one plane

First Known Use of HINGE JOINT

1802

hinge joint

noun \ˈhinj-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HINGE JOINT

:  a joint between bones (as at the elbow or knee) that permits motion in only one plane; especially :  ginglymus

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