Latin acētābulumvinegar cupfromacētumvinegaracetum
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latinacetabulum (“a little saucer for vinegar”), from acetum (“vinegar”), from acere (“to be sour”)
Acetabulum Sentence Examples
The acetabulum is the socket of the hip joint.
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.
The ball is formed by the upper end of the femur, and the socket by part of the pelvis called the acetabulum.