Acetabulum meaning

ăsĭ-tăbyə-ləm
The cup-shaped cavity at the base of the hipbone into which the ball-shaped head of the femur fits.
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A cavity or socket in the body of an insect into which an appendage fits.
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A cup-shaped structure, such as the sucker of a tapeworm or leech.
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The cup-shaped socket of the hipbone, into which the head of the thighbone fits.
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The cup-shaped cavity at the base of the hipbone into which the ball-shaped head of the femur fits.
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A cavity or socket in the body of an insect into which an appendage fits.
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A cup-shaped structure, such as the sucker of a tapeworm or leech.
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(Roman Antiquities) A vinegar cup;
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(Roman Antiquities) The socket of the hipbone;
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(Roman Antiquities) A measure of about one eighth of a pint.
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(anatomy) The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone.
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(anatomy) The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body.
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(anatomy) A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals.
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(anatomy) The large posterior sucker of the leeches.
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(anatomy) One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.
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Origin of acetabulum

  • Latin acētābulum vinegar cup from acētum vinegar acetum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin acetabulum (“a little saucer for vinegar”), from acetum (“vinegar”), from acere (“to be sour”)

    From Wiktionary