ball-and-socket joint


ball–and–socket joint

noun

Definition of BALL-AND-SOCKET JOINT

: an articulation (as the hip joint) in which the rounded head of one bone fits into a cuplike cavity of the other and admits movement in any direction—called also enarthrosis

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