Complete Definition of "acetabulum"

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Etymology
Latin, a little saucer for vinegar, from acetum vinegar, from acere to be sour

Pronunciation
a*ce-ta*bu-lum
IPA:
SAMPA:

AAH-seh-tah-beeu-luhm

Noun
acetabulum (plural acetabula or acetabulums)

  1. (Roman Antiquities): a vinegar cup;
  2. (Roman Antiquities): the socket of the hipbone;
  3. (Roman Antiquities): a measure of about one eighth of a pint
  4. (Anatomy)): The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone.
  5. (Anatomy)): The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body.
  6. (Anatomy)): A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals.
  7. (Anatomy)): The large posterior sucker of the leeches.
  8. (Anatomy)): One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.

Translations
French: acétabule f (2a)
Latin: acetabulum

Derived terms
acetabular


Latin

  1. A little saucer for vinegar.

Category:Skeleton

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Revision and Credits for"acetabulum"
  • 2007-06-17 07:39 - AutoFormat - unlink language header Latin, trans unlink French, gender -[[ac├ętabule]] ''f'' (2a) +[[ac├ętabule]] {{f}} (2a), trans unlink Latin

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