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acetabulum

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noun ac·e·tab·u·lum \-ˈta-byə-ləm\

Definition of acetabulum

plural

acetabulums

or

acetabula

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  1. 1 :  a ventral sucker of a trematode

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

acetabular

play \-lər\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of acetabulum

Latin, literally, vinegar cup, from acetum vinegar


First Known Use: 1661


Medical Dictionary

acetabulum

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noun ac·e·tab·u·lum \-ˈtab-yə-ləm\

Medical Definition of acetabulum

plural

acetabulums

or

acetabula

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

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

acetabular

\-lər\play adjective


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