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The ball-and-socket joint formed by the head of the femur and the cup-shaped cavity of the hipbone.
(Anatomy) 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
the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone.
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|Noun||1.||hip joint - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum|
ischial bone, ischium, os ischii - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone