- Pertaining to the acetabulum, the cup-shaped socket of the hip joint which is a key feature of the pelvis. The head (upper end) of the femur (the thighbone) fits into the acetabulum and articulates with it, forming a ball-and-socket joint.The acetabulum is not just cup-shaped. The word “acetabulum” in Latin means cup, a vinegar cup.
* * *Relating to the acetabulum.
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Acetabular — Ac e*tab u*lar, a. Cup shaped; saucer shaped; acetabuliform. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
acetabular — adjective see acetabulum … New Collegiate Dictionary
acetabular — See acetabulum. * * * … Universalium
acetabular — adjective /ˌæsɪˈtæbjʊlə,ˌæsɪˈtæbjəlɚ/ cup shaped; saucer shaped; acetabuliform … Wiktionary
acetabular — adj. cup shaped, concave … English contemporary dictionary
acetabular — ac·e·tab·u·lar … English syllables
acetabular — adjective of the cup shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone • Syn: ↑cotyloid, ↑cotyloidal • Similar to: ↑concave • Derivationally related forms: ↑acetabulum … Useful english dictionary
acetabular notch — näch n a notch in the rim of the acetabulum through which blood vessels and nerves pass * * * incisura acetabuli … Medical dictionary
acetabular index — acetabular angle … Medical dictionary
Acetabular notch — Infobox Bone Name = Acetabular notch Latin = incisura acetabuli GraySubject = 57 GrayPage = 237 Caption = Right hip bone. External surface. (Acetabular notch visible near center, inside blue line.) Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName =… … Wikipedia