ginglymus


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ginglymus

[′jiŋ·glə·məs]
(anatomy)
A type of diarthrosis permitting motion only in one plane. Also known as hinge joint.
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The articular disc which is a fibrocartilaginous or fibrous structure allows for smooth movement between the articular surfaces of the temporomandibular joint which move as an incongruent ginglymus (Gillbe 1973; Nickel et al.
Though it is often considered a hinge, or ginglymus joint, (26,27) several authors indicate that its axis is more complicated than a simple uniaxial hinge.