Ball and socket joint

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a joint in which a ball moves within a socket, so as to admit of motion in every direction within certain limits.

See also: Ball

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Metal-on-metal, in which the ball and socket components are made of metal.
Tenders are invited for 11 KV 120 KN Ordinary Disc Insulator: 11 KV rated voltage Porcelain Brown glazed Ordinary Disc Insulators ( Ball and socket) of 120 KN EMS strictly conforming to IS 731/1971 with latest amendments, with 20 mm Ball and Socket.
One of the largest hip replacement firms admitted the fault while defending thousands of compensation claims from people fitted with its controversial metal ball and socket implants.
The most common hip-joint replacement is a metal ball and socket separated and cushioned by a plastic liner.
They think I might have landed on my knee which pushed my thigh bone into the ball and socket of my hip.
The ball and socket joint in cats is very tiny and there is not sufficient bone to be able to pin or screw the fracture back together.
You'll have to wiggle the hatch up and down slightly to disengage the ball and socket end of the lift.
The feisty youngster was just 14 months when she was diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip, a condition in which the ball and socket of the hip do not develop properly.
Expert witness Mark White, the technical manager of Bradley Doublelock, tested the ball and socket link.
When it comes to twisting movements, the ball and socket joint is the king.
Arthritis wears away an increasing amount of the shiny white gristle (articular cartilage) lining the ball and socket shaped bones that make up the hip joint.
The company molded 15 hollow beads of the material to connect the neck's ball and socket joints.