hip

1. The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh. SYN: coxa (1) [TA]. 2. Head, neck, and greater and lesser trochanter of femur. It is this sense that is meant in the common phrases “h. fracture” or “h. replacement.” 3. More strictly, the h. joint. [A.S. hype]
- snapping h. a condition in which the fascia lata or gluteus maximus muscle under tension, moving over the greater trochanter of the proximal end of the femur or the iliopsoas tendon moves over the lesser trochanter and causes a click.
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hip 'hip n
1) the laterally projecting region of each side of the lower or posterior part of the mammalian trunk formed by the lateral parts of the pelvis and upper part of the femur together with the fleshy parts covering them
2) HIP JOINT

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n.
the region of the body where the thigh bone (femur) articulates with the pelvis: the region on each side of the pelvis.

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(hip) 1. the area of the body lateral to and including the hip joint; in official terminology called coxa. 2. loosely, the hip joint (articulatio coxae [TA]).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hip — Hip, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. h[ u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h[ o]ft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.] [1913 Webster] 1. The projecting region… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hip — ist ein adjektivischer, ursprünglich in der afro amerikanischen Umgangssprache[1] der USA entstandener Begriff, der etwa seit den 1960er Jahren in einen internationalen Sprachgebrauch übergegangen ist. Außerhalb der USA gilt er als ein Begriff… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hip — hip1 [hip] n. [ME hipe < OE hype, akin to Ger hüfte (OHG huf) < IE * keub , to bend, as at a joint (< base * keu , to bend, bend over) > L cubare, to lie, Gr kybos, hollow above the hips of cattle] 1. a) the part of the human body… …   English World dictionary

  • hip — [ ip; hip ] interj. • av. 1882; interj. angl., onomat. ♦ Marque l enthousiasme, la joie, la victoire. Hip hip hip ! hourra ! ⇒HIP, interj., voir HOURRA. 1. hip [ ip; hip] interj. ÉTYM. 1889; interj. angl., onomatopée. ❖ ♦ Marque l enthousiasme,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hip — Hip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hipping}.] 1. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • *hip ! — ● hip ! interjection (onomatopée anglaise) Hip, hip, hip, hourra !, marque la joie, la victoire, les félicitations. ● hip ! (expressions) interjection (onomatopée anglaise) Hip, hip, hip, hourra !, marque la joie, la victoire, les félicitations …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hip — noun [countable] PROPERTY home income plan; an arrangement that allows you to have an income from the equity in your home (= the part of your home s value that would belong to you if the house was sold): • The alternative to the mortgage based… …   Financial and business terms

  • hip — Ⅰ. hip [1] ► NOUN 1) a projection of the pelvis and upper thigh bone on each side of the body. 2) (hips) the circumference of the body at the buttocks. 3) the edge formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet. DERIVATIVES hipped adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Hip — Hip, n. [OE. hepe, AS. he[ o]pe; cf. OHG. hiufo a bramble bush.] (Bot.) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog rose ({Rosa canina}); called also {rose hip}. [Written also {hop}, {hep}.] [1913 Webster] {Hip tree} (Bot.), the dog… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hip — Hip, interj. Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurra! …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hip — inter. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} spec. ripetuto, esprime esultanza: hip, hip, hip, urrà!; anche s.m.inv. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1904. ETIMO: voce onom …   Dizionario italiano

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