Definition of hip joint in English:

hip joint

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noun

  • The ball-and-socket joint connecting a leg to the trunk of the body, in which the head of the thigh bone fits into the socket of the hip bone.
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    • The acetabulum contains the socket portion of the hip joint and must be reshaped to restore its original center.
    • The muscles of the hip joint execute hip-joint flexion at the beginning of the vertical-bench bent-leg raise.
    • The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint because the spherical head of the femur moves inside the cup-shaped acetabulum.

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