Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Anatomy The hip or hip joint.
  • noun Zoology The first segment of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, joining the leg to the body.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The femur or thigh-bone.
  • noun In anatomy: The hipbone, os coxæ or os innominatum.
  • noun The hip-joint.
  • noun In entomology, the first or basal joint (sometimes called the hip) of an insect's leg, by which it is articulated to the body.
  • noun The basal joint of the leg of a spider or a crustacean; a coxopodite (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The first joint of the leg of an insect or crustacean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy The basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (insects and spiders, for example).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, hip.]

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