ball-and-socket joint

Definitions of ball-and-socket joint
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n a joint that can rotate within a socket

Type of:
joint
junction by which parts or objects are joined together

n a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone

Synonyms:
articulatio spheroidea, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint
Types:
articulatio humeri, shoulder, shoulder joint
a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
articulatio coxae, coxa, hip, hip joint
the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
Type of:
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint
a joint so articulated as to move freely

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