acetabulum

noun ac·e·tab·u·lum \ -ˈta-byə-ləm \

Definition of acetabulum

plural acetabulums or acetabula play \-lə\
1 :a ventral sucker of a trematode
2 :the cup-shaped socket in the hipbone

acetabular

play \-lər\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of acetabulum

Latin, literally, vinegar cup, from acetum vinegar


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acetabulum

noun ac·e·tab·u·lum \ -ˈtab-yə-ləm \

medical Definition of acetabulum

plural acetabulums or acetabula play \-lə\
1 :the cup-shaped socket in the hip bone
2 :a sucker of an invertebrate (as a trematode or leech)

acetabular

play \-lər\ adjective

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