hip joint

hip joint
a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone.
[1785-95]

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  • Hip joint — Hip Hip, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. h[ u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h[ o]ft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.] [1913 Webster] 1. The projecting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hip joint — n the ball and socket joint comprising the articulation between the femur and the hip bone * * * the ball and socket joint (see enarthrosis) between the head of the femur and the acetabulum (socket) of the ilium (see hip bone). It is a common… …   Medical dictionary

  • hip joint — hip′ joint n. anat. the ball and socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • hip joint — n. the junction between the femur and its socket in the pelvis …   English World dictionary

  • hip joint — noun the ball and socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum • Syn: ↑hip, ↑coxa, ↑articulatio coxae • Hypernyms: ↑ball and socket joint, ↑spheroid joint, ↑cotyloid joint, ↑enarthrodial joint, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hip joint disease — noun A disease of the hip joint with inflammation, fungus growth, caries, and dislocation • • • Main Entry: ↑hip …   Useful english dictionary

  • hip-joint disease — tuberculosis of the hip joint …   Medical dictionary

  • hip joint — the ball and socket joint (see enarthrosis) between the head of the femur and the acetabulum (socket) of the ilium (see hip bone). It is a common site of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, which is often treated surgically (by hip… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hip joint — /ˈhɪp dʒɔɪnt/ (say hip joynt) noun the joint between the hip and the thigh …  

  • hip joint — noun the ball and socket joint in which the head of the thigh bone fits into the socket of the ilium …   English new terms dictionary

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