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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ginglymus — (v. gr.), Charniergelenk …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Ginglymus — Ginglymus, griech., Charniergelenk …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • ginglymus —   n. hinge joint.    ♦ ginglymoid, a. pertaining to or like a ginglymus …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ginglymus — n. [Gr. ginglymos, hinge joint] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In dicondylic jaws, a cavity or groove of the mandible that hinges on a convex process of the clypeus forming the anterior joint …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ginglymus — /jing gleuh meuhs, ging /, n., pl. ginglymi / muy /. Anat. a joint in which movement is limited to one plane. Also called hinge joint. [1650 60; < NL < Gk gínglymos hinge] * * * …   Universalium

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