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cotyloid

[ kot-l-oid ]
/ ˈkɒt lˌɔɪd /
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adjective Anatomy.
being in the shape of a cup; cup-shaped.
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Origin of cotyloid

1750–60; <Greek kotyloeidḗs, equivalent to kotýl(ē) cup + -oeidēs-oid
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British Dictionary definitions for cotyloid

cotyloid

cotyloidal

/ (ˈkɒtɪˌlɔɪd) anatomy /

adjective
  1. shaped like a cup
  2. of or relating to the acetabulum
noun
a small bone forming part of the acetabular cavity in some mammals

Word Origin for cotyloid

C18: from Greek kotuloeidēs cup-shaped, from kotulē a cup
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Medical definitions for cotyloid

cotyloid
[ kŏtl-oid′ ]

adj.
Shaped like a cup.
Relating to the acetabulum.
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