Definition of Hip joint
1. Noun. The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum.
Terms within: Ischial Bone, Ischium, Os Ischii
Group relationships: Thigh, Hip, Pelvic Arch, Pelvic Girdle, Pelvis
Generic synonyms: Articulatio Spheroidea, Ball-and-socket Joint, Cotyloid Joint, Enarthrodial Joint, Enarthrosis, Spheroid Joint
Medical Definition of Hip joint
1. The ball-and-socket synovial joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Synonym: articulatio coxae, coxa, thigh joint. (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hip Joint
Literary usage of Hip joint
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"In both matter and form it is a creditable and useful book. BL И. ART. XXVII.—Surgical Observations on Gunshot Wounds of the Hip-joint. ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The articulations of the Lower Extremity comprise the following groups r I. The hip-joint. II. The knee-joint. III. The articulations between the tibia and ..."
3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"THE profession of America is somewhat divided upon the subject of the treatment of hip-joint disease, and for the purpose of adding, if possible, ..."
4. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"THE HIP-JOINT The thigh-bone or femur is shown with its rounded head fitted ... This hip-joint is a good example of a "ball and socket" joint with a deep ..."
5. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1864)
"DISEASE OF THE HIP-JOINT. HIP-DISEASE presents so many points of peculiar and serious importance that it is usually, and not improperly, considered as a ..."