hinge joint

noun

Definition of hinge joint

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

First Known Use of hinge joint

1802


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hinge joint

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noun \ˈhinj-\

Medical Definition of hinge joint

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

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