HyperDic: acetabulum

English > 1 sense of the word acetabulum:
NOUNbodyacetabulum, cotyloid cavitythe cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
English > acetabulum: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint.
Synonymcotyloid cavity
Part ofhipbone, innominate bonelarge flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis
BroadersocketA bony hollow into which a structure fits
Spanishacetábulo
Catalanacetàbul
Adjectivesacetabularof the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone

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