ball and socket joint definition

  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of ball-and-socket joint.
    • a joint by which a ball moves within a socket, so as to admit of movement in almost every way within specific limitations.
    • a joint that may turn within a socket
    • a freely going joint where a sphere regarding head of one bone tissue meets into a rounded cavity in the various other bone

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