Sentence Examples


  • There are only two or three vertebrae which are equivalent to those of the reptiles; these true sacrals are situated in a level just behind the acetabulum; as a rule between these two primary sacral vertebrae issues the last of the spinal nerves which contributes to the composition of the sciadic plexus.
  • In front of the acetabulum a thick process of the ilium descends to meet the pubis, and a similar process behind meets the ischium.
  • The acetabulum is completely surrounded by these three bones, but its cup always retains an open foramen; from its posterior rim arises the strong antitrochanter.
  • In.; and to both systems were added from the Attic the cyathus (2.87 cub in.), acetabulum (4.3 cub.
  • ACETABULUM, the Latin word for a vinegar cup, an ancient Roman vessel, used as a liquid measure (equal to about half a gill); it is also a word used technically in zoology, by analogy for certain cup-shaped parts, e.g.

How would you define acetabulum? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus

Also Mentioned In