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Ball-and-socket joint   /bɔl-ənd-sˈɑkət dʒɔɪnt/   Listen
Ball-and-socket joint

noun
1.
A freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone.  Synonyms: articulatio spheroidea, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint.
2.
A joint that can rotate within a socket.






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Words linked to "Ball-and-socket joint" :   shoulder, coxa, articulatio humeri, hip joint, articulatio synovialis, joint, diarthrosis, spheroid joint, shoulder joint, articulatio coxae, hip, socket, synovial joint



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