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noun
a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone.
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Origin of hip joint

First recorded in 1785–95
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British Dictionary definitions for hip joint

hip joint

noun
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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Medical definitions for hip joint

hip joint

n.
The ball-and-socket joint formed by the head of the femur and the cup-shaped cavity of the hipbone.coxa
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