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ginglymus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ginglymus 
  n  :  a  freely  moving  joint  in  which  the  bones  are  so  articulated 
  as  to  allow  extensive  movement  in  one  plane  [syn:  {hinge 
  joint},  {ginglymoid  joint}] 




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