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hinge joint

 

Definition: a uniaxial joint in which a broad, transversely cylindric convexity on one bone fits into a corresponding concavity on the other, allowing of motion in one plane only, as in the elbow.

Synonym(s): ginglymusTA, ginglymoid joint

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