Definition of ginglymus in English:


Syllabification: gin·gly·mus
Pronunciation: /ˈjiNGɡləməs, ˈɡiNG-

noun (plural ginglymi /-ˌmī, -ˌmē/)

A hingelike joint, such as the elbow or knee, that allows movement in only one plane.
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  • 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.


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

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