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hip joint

noun
1.
a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone.
Origin of hip joint
1785-1795
1785-95
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Examples from the web for hip joint
  • hip joint replacement is surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial joint.
  • Hip pain involves any pain in or around the hip joint.
  • It involves scraping the surfaces of the hip joint and femur and placing a metal cap over the bone.
British Dictionary definitions for hip joint

hip joint

noun
1.
the ball-and-socket joint that connects each leg to the trunk of the body, in which the head of the femur articulates with the socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis
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hip joint in Medicine

hip joint n.
The ball-and-socket joint formed by the head of the femur and the cup-shaped cavity of the hipbone. Also called coxa.

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