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A joint, such as the elbow, in which a convex part of one bone fits into a concave part of another, allowing motion in only one plane.
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|Noun||1.||hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane|
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
|2.||hinge joint - a joint allowing movement in one plane only|
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
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