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hip joint

Definitions of hip joint
  1. noun
    the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
    synonyms: articulatio coxae, coxa, hip
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    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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