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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It's easy to mislabel the TMJ as a ginglymus or hinge joint.
The metatarsophalangeal joint is a ginglymus joint and only capable of flexion and extension.
Called 'App Anatomia Humana', the application (Figure 1) is divided in ten tabs: introduction, the joints, conceptual map, morphological types, condylar images, spheroideal images, ginglymus images, plane images, saddle images, and trochoid images.