Ball-and-socket+joint

  • 1Ball and socket joint — Ball Ball (b[add]l), n. [OE. bal, balle; akin to OHG. balla, palla, G. ball, Icel. b[ o]llr, ball; cf. F. balle. Cf. 1st {Bale}, n., {Pallmall}.] 1. Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2ball-and-socket joint — [bôl΄ən säk′it] n. a joint, as that of the hip or shoulder, formed by a ball in a socket, allowing limited movement in any direction …

    English World dictionary

  • 3ball-and-socket joint — ► NOUN ▪ a joint in which a rounded end lies in a socket, allowing movement in all directions …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4Ball and socket joint — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = articulatio spheroidea GraySubject = 70 GrayPage = 287 Caption = 1: Ball and socket joint; 2: Condyloid joint (Ellipsoid); 3: Saddle joint; 4 Hinge joint; 5: Pivot joint; Caption2 = Capsule of shoulder… …

    Wikipedia

  • 5ball-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 • Syn: ↑spheroid joint, ↑cotyloid joint, ↑enarthrodial joint, ↑enarthrosis, ↑articulatio spheroidea • Hypernyms: ↑synovial joint …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6Ball-and-socket joint — A ball and socket joint is one in which the round end of a bone fits into the cavity of another bone. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. * * * ball and socket joint n an articulation (as the hip joint) in which the rounded head of one bone …

    Medical dictionary

  • 7ball-and-socket joint — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ball and socket joint : singular ball and socket joint plural ball and socket joints medical a joint in your body where the end of a bone that is curved outwards meets the end of a bone that is curved inwards… …

    English dictionary

  • 8ball-and-socket joint — rutulinis lankstas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. ball and socket joint vok. Kugelgelenk, n rus. шаровой шарнир, m pranc. joint à rotule, m …

    Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 9ball-and-socket joint — ball′ and sock′et joint n. 1) anat. Also called enarthrosis an anatomical joint in which the rounded end of one bone fits into a cuplike end of the other bone, as at the hip or shoulder. 2) anat. mac Also called ball joint a similar mechanical… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10ball-and-socket joint — /bawl euhn sok it/ 1. Also called enarthrosis. Anat., Zool. a joint in which the rounded end of one bone fits into a cuplike end of the other bone, allowing for relatively free rotary motion, as at the hip or shoulder. 2. Also called ball joint.… …

    Universalium

  • 11ball-and-socket joint — noun Date: 1809 1. a joint in which a ball moves within a socket so as to allow rotary motion in every direction within certain limits 2. an articulation (as the hip joint) in which the rounded head of one bone fits into a cuplike cavity of the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12ball-and-socket joint — /ˌbɔl ən ˈsɒkət dʒɔɪnt/ (say .bawl uhn sokuht joynt) noun a joint formed by a ball or knob in a socket, admitting a degree of rotary movement in every direction …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 13ball-and-socket joint — noun a joint in which a partially spherical end lies in a socket, allowing movement and rotation in all directions …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14ball and socket joint — See ball joint …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 15ball-and-socket joint — see enarthrosis …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 16Сустав Шаровидный (Enarthrosis, Ball-And-Socket Joint) — разновидность диартроза (свободно движущегося сустава) (например, плечевой или тазобедренный сустав). Суставные концы имеют форму отрезков шара ред. В шаровидных суставах осуществляется движение вокруг трех осей и круговое движение. Источник:… …

    Медицинские термины

  • 17ball and socket — See ball joint …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 18socket joint — See ball and socket joint …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 19ball-and-socketjoint — ball and sock·et joint (bôl ən sŏkʹĭt) n. 1. A synovial joint, such as the shoulder or hip joint, in which a spherical knob or knoblike part of one bone fits into a cavity or socket of another, so that some degree of rotary motion is possible in… …

    Universalium

  • 20ball-and-sock|et joint — «BL uhn SOK iht», a flexible joint formed by a ball or knob fitting in a socket, such as the shoulder or hip joint. It permits some motion in every direction …

    Useful english dictionary