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hip joint

a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone.
Origin of hip joint
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is not necessarily true, for old people often break the thigh bone at the hip joint by simply making a false step.

  • Uncle John says this is because she has tuberculosis of the hip joint.

  • On each side it forms a union with the hip bone to make the hip joint.

  • Sometimes this contraction affects the hip joint, and causes great distress and lameness.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Often the hip joint would slip from its socket, so that it was impossible for her to walk without crutches.

  • Not so fortunate had he been in his ill-considered leap, for he had broken his right leg at the hip joint.

  • The muscles are now cut through all around the hip joint, and strong traction is made by two or three men on the limb.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • With complete relaxation thus secured by rotation of the limb, using the hip joint region as a pivot, reduction may be effected.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for hip joint

hip joint

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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