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Noun: hip joint  hip joynt
  1. The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
    - hip, coxa, articulatio coxae

Derived forms: hip joints

Type of: articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint

Part of: hip, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, thigh

Encyclopedia: Hip joint