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acetabulum

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noun ac·e·tab·u·lum \-ˈta-byə-ləm\

Definition of acetabulum

plural ac·e·tab·u·lums or ac·e·tab·u·laplay \-lə\

  1. 1 :  a ventral sucker of a trematode

  2. 2 :  the cup-shaped socket in the hipbone

ac·e·tab·u·lar play \-lər\ adjective


Origin of acetabulum

Latin, literally, vinegar cup, from acetum vinegar


First Known Use: 1661


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acetabulum

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noun ac·e·tab·u·lum \-ˈtab-yə-ləm\

Medical Definition of acetabulum

plural ac·e·tab·u·lums or ac·e·tab·u·la \-lə\play

  1. 1:  the cup-shaped socket in the hip bone

  2. 2:  a sucker of an invertebrate (as a trematode or leech)

  3. ac·e·tab·u·lar \-lər\play adjective



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