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Noun: ball-and-socket joint  'bol-un'só-kit joynt
  1. A freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
    - spheroid joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, articulatio spheroidea
  2. A joint that can rotate within a socket

Derived forms: ball-and-socket joints

Type of: articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, joint, synovial joint

Encyclopedia: Ball-and-socket joint