adjective Anatomy.

being in the shape of a cup; cup-shaped.

Origin of cotyloid

1750–60; < Greek kotyloeidḗs, equivalent to kotýl(ē) cup + -oeidēs -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cotyloid




  1. shaped like a cup
  2. of or relating to the acetabulum


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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cotyloid in Medicine




Shaped like a cup.
Relating to the acetabulum.
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