hip joint

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

Origin of hip joint

First recorded in 1785–95

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British Dictionary definitions for hip joint

hip joint

  1. 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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