hip-joint

hip joint

noun
a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone.

Origin:
1785–95

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hip joint
 
n
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 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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