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1. acetabular, cotyloid, cotyloidal

of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone

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noun plural -la (-lə)
the deep cuplike cavity on the side of the hipbone that receives the head of the thighbone
a round muscular sucker in flatworms, leeches, and cephalopod molluscs
the aperture in the thorax of an insect that holds the leg

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nounWord forms: plural ˌaceˈtabula (ˌæsəˈtæbjʊlə ; asˌətabˈyoo) or ˌaceˈtabulums
1.  Anatomy
the cup-shaped socket of the hipbone, into which the head of the thighbone fits
2.  Zoology
any suction disc of flukes, leeches, cephalopods, etc.
the cavity into which an insect's leg fits

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see synonyms of acetabular
n. pl. ac·e·tab·u·la (-lə)
1. Anatomy The cup-shaped cavity at the base of the hipbone into which the ball-shaped head of the femur fits.
2. Zoology A cavity or socket in the body of an insect into which an appendage fits.
3. Zoology A cup-shaped structure, such as the sucker of a tapeworm or leech.

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