- being in the shape of a cup; cup-shaped.
Origin of cotyloid
1750–60; < Greek kotyloeidḗs, equivalent to kotýl(ē) cup + -oeidēs -oid
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Examples from the Web for cotyloid
They are sucked up by two cupping vessels, (“cotyloid”—cup-like—cavities,) and held there as long as you live, and longer.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes
In Ornithorhynchus the cotyloid or os acetabuli is a larger element of the girdle than is the pubis.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Very often a fourth pelvic element, the acetabular or cotyloid bone, occurs.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- shaped like a cup
- of or relating to the acetabulum
- a small bone forming part of the acetabular cavity in some mammals
C18: from Greek kotuloeidēs cup-shaped, from kotulē a cup
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- Shaped like a cup.
- Relating to the acetabulum.
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