hip joint


: the articulation between the femur and the hip bone

Examples of hip joint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hinge at the hip joint to lower the left foot toward the floor without letting the lower back lose contact with the mat. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 29 Jan. 2024 Dissecting a handful of adult quail, the team isolated the various parts of the hip joint, both bones and soft tissues, then mapped individual ranges of motion for each component, such as the ligaments or the bones. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 22 May 2018 Her pelvis hasn’t formed properly due to the extra hip joint. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 8 Oct. 2023 Just enough heft for cutting through the hip joint of a 10-pointer, but just enough maneuverability for the tight confines of a rib cage. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 5 Oct. 2023 Conventional therapy, even IMRT, would have irradiated Jonathan’s organs and hip joint, causing acute side effects such as bleeding into the urine, additional diarrhea, rectal bleeding and, soon after, arthritis, likely leading to deformities and disability. Keith Epstein, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2014 For some context about this robot, MIT notes that Mini Cheetah weighs about 20 pounds, with 12 modular motors that give each leg a powered hip joint (with 2 degrees of freedom) plus a knee joint. IEEE Spectrum, 11 Mar. 2019 Hip Dysplasia: Similar to elbow dysplasia but affecting the hip joint instead, hip dysplasia is a common cause of arthritis in larger dog breeds. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2023 This goes double for the hip joint. Milo F. Bryant, Men's Health, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Hip joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip%20joint. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

hip joint

: the ball-and-socket joint comprising the articulation between the femur and the hip bone

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