Definition of ginglymus in English:

ginglymus

Line breaks: gin¦gly|mus
Pronunciation: /ˈgɪŋglɪməs
 
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noun (plural ginglymi /-mʌɪ/)

Anatomy
  • A hinge-like joint such as the elbow or knee, which allows movement in only one plane.
    More example sentences
    • Some people have very strong ginglymi.
    • The knee-joint was formerly described as a ginglymus or hinge-joint, but is really of a much more complicated character.
    • At the junction on each side of trochantin and post-clypeus is a concave process for articulation with the ginglymus of the mandible.

Origin

late 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek ginglumos 'hinge'.

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