of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
Syn: ↑acetabular, ↑cotyloidal
Similar to: ↑concave
Derivationally related forms: ↑acetabulum (for: ↑acetabular)

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  • cotyloid — cot y*loid, cotyloidal cotyloidal(k?t ? loid), a. [Cotyle + oid] (Anat.) (a) Shaped like a cup; cup shaped; as, the cotyloid cavity, the cup shaped socket which receives the head of the thigh bone. (b) Pertaining to a cotyloid cavity; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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