acetabular labrum

noun

ac·​e·​tab·​u·​lar labrum
: a fibrocartilaginous ligament that forms a rim around most of the acetabulum of the hip joint and serves to increase the depth and surface area of the socket articulating with the head of the femur

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“Acetabular labrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetabular%20labrum. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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