hinge movement


hinge movement
movement occurring in a single plane, as that occurring in opening or closing of the mouth.

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  • hinge position — the position of the condyle in the temporomandibular joint from which an opening by hinge movement is possible beyond the amplitude of rest position …   Medical dictionary

  • hinge joint — noun 1. a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane • Syn: ↑ginglymus, ↑ginglymoid joint • Hypernyms: ↑synovial joint, ↑articulatio synovialis, ↑diarthrosis • Hyp …   Useful english dictionary

  • hinge joint — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hinge joint : singular hinge joint plural hinge joints medical a joint (= part in the body where two bones meet) that allows movement up and down in one direction only, for example a knee joint or an elbow… …   English dictionary

  • hinge line — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The middorsal line of junction between two valves of the carapace permitting movement between them. 2. (BRACHIOPODA/MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) The external line of meeting of the brachial and pedicle valves; movement of the… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Hinge joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 70 GrayPage = 285 Caption = 1: Ball and socket joint; 2: Condyloid joint (Ellipsoid); 3: Saddle joint; 4 Hinge joint; 5: Pivot joint; Caption2 = Metacarpophalangeal articulation and… …   Wikipedia

  • hinge line — noun also hinge 1. a. : an imaginary line on the earth s surface which can be regarded as a boundary between a stable region and one undergoing upward or downward movement b. : a line around which one wall of a fault may appear to have rotated… …   Useful english dictionary

  • movement — 1. The act of motion; said of the entire body or of one or more of its members or parts. 2. SYN: stool. 3. SYN: defecation. [L. moveo, pp. motus, to move] active m. 1. m. effected by the organism itself, unaided by external influences. 2. in… …   Medical dictionary

  • hinge position condylar — the position of the condyles in the glenoid fossa at which hinge axis movement is possible …   Medical dictionary

  • hinge line — Mid dorsal line of junction of two valves composing carapace, permitting movement between them (e.g., Conchostraca, Ostracoda, Phyllocarida) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Middorsal line of junction of two valves of carapace, permitting movement… …   Crustacea glossary

  • hinge axis — the imaginary line connecting the mandibular condyles around which the mandible can rotate without translatory movement; called also mandibular a …   Medical dictionary