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acetabulum
n. hipbone socket (Anatomy); cup shaped form (Zoology)

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Acetabulum
The acetabulum (cotyloid cavity) is a surface of the pelvis. The head of the femur meets with the pelvis at the acetabulum, forming the hip joint.

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acetabulum

Noun
1. the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
(synonym) cotyloid cavity
(hypernym) socket
(part-holonym) hipbone, innominate bone


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Acetabulum (das)
n. (Anatomy) acetabulum, hipbone socket; (Zoology) cup shaped form

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Acetabulum
(n.)
The large posterior sucker of the leeches.
  
 
(n.)
The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body.
  
 
(n.)
The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone.
  
 
(n.)
One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.
  
 
(n.)
A vinegar cup; socket of the hip bone; a measure of about one eighth of a pint, etc.
  
 
(n.)
A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals.
  

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