noun, plural ac·e·tab·u·la [as-i-tab-yuh-luh]. /ˌæs ɪˈtæb yə lə/.
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Origin of acetabulum
OTHER WORDS FROM acetabulumac·e·tab·u·lar, adjectivepost·ac·e·tab·u·lar, adjectivepre·ac·e·tab·u·lar, adjectivesub·ac·e·tab·u·lar, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for acetabulum
Secondly, the ilium is elongated, and extends quite as much in front of the acetabulum as behind it.Dragons of the Air|H. G. Seeley
Fracture of the upper and back part of the rim of the acetabulum may accompany or simulate dorsal dislocation of the hip.
The femur (fig. 40, B, 12) is a short thick bone, with a prominent rounded head articulating with the acetabulum.
The proximal end bears on its inner side the large rounded head (fig. 79, A, 1) which articulates with the acetabulum.
All three bones contribute largely to the formation of the acetabulum, with which the head of the femur articulates.