Ginglymi
Ginglymus Gin"gly*mus, n.; pl. {Ginglymi}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a hingelike joint, a ball and socket joint.] (Anat.) A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle. [1913 Webster]

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  • ginglymi — n. hinge joint (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ginglymus — Gin gly*mus, n.; pl. {Ginglymi}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a hingelike joint, a ball and socket joint.] (Anat.) A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ginglymus — /jing gleuh meuhs, ging /, n., pl. ginglymi / muy /. Anat. a joint in which movement is limited to one plane. Also called hinge joint. [1650 60; < NL < Gk gínglymos hinge] * * * …   Universalium

  • ginglymus — [ gɪŋglɪməs] noun (plural ginglymi mʌɪ) Anatomy a hinge like joint such as the elbow or knee. Origin C16: mod. L., from Gk ginglumos hinge …   English new terms dictionary

  • ginglymus — n. (pl. ginglymi) Anat. a hingelike joint in the body with motion in one plane only, e.g. the elbow or knee. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk gigglumos hinge …   Useful english dictionary

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