Definitions
acetabulum Tweet Definition of acetabulum Like Definition of acetabulum on Facebook
noun (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 (2a)
Etymology: Latin, a little saucer for vinegar, from acetum vinegar, from acere to be sour


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for acetabulum for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.