articulatio coxae

Definitions of articulatio coxae
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n the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

Synonyms:
coxa, hip, hip joint
Type of:
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint
a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone

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