ginglymus


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ginglymus

(ˈdʒɪŋɡlɪməs; ˈɡɪŋ-)
n, pl -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
(Anatomy) anatomy a hinge joint. See hinge2
[C17: New Latin, from Greek ginglumos hinge]
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Noun1.ginglymus - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one planeginglymus - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
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
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Knee joint has the feature of both ginglymus and trochoid joint [21].
Renegade understands this thing we call the ankle, this ginglymus joint between the tibia and fibula, above, and the talus, below.
What our ginglymus joint does enjoy is to be cuddled, and the Cozy Partner gently embraces it with a soft sheepskin lining.