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ball-and-socket joint

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  1. ball-and-socket joint, spheroid joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, articulatio spheroideanoun

    a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone

  2. ball-and-socket jointnoun

    a joint that can rotate within a socket


  1. ball-and-socket jointnoun

    A joint in which one segment has a rounded end and the next segment has a bowl-shaped end, with the rounded end being fitted into the bowl shape, allowing the first segment to move around an indefinite number of axes which have one common center.


  1. Ball-and-socket joint

    The ball-and-socket joint (or spheroid joint) is a type of synovial joint in which the ball-shaped surface of one rounded bone fits into the cup-like depression of another bone. The distal bone is capable of motion around an indefinite number of axes, which have one common center. This enables the joint to move in many directions. An enarthrosis is a special kind of spheroidal joint in which the socket covers the sphere beyond its equator.


  1. ball-and-socket joint

    A ball-and-socket joint is a type of synovial joint that allows free movement in multiple directions. It consists of a ball-shaped end of one bone that fits into a cup-like socket of another bone. This design allows the joint to move in a 360-degree rotation. Examples include the shoulder and hip joints.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ball-and-socket joint in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ball-and-socket joint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Chad Hammel:

    Once we got him on the kayak we could really see what happened, and his whole clavicle's ripped open ; you could see the ball and socket joint and everything.

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