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Noun: hinge joint  hinj-joynt
  1. A freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
    - ginglymus, ginglymoid joint
  2. A joint allowing movement in one plane only
    - knuckle joint

Derived forms: hinge joints

Type of: articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, joint, synovial joint

Encyclopedia: Hinge joint