acetabulum acetabulum

Definition(s):

  • (n) the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint

Usage(s):

  1. Another flange, on the socket, he screwed to the rim of the acetabulum (the socket cavity in the pelvic bone).
  2. Then they draw a line through the roof of each hip socket (acetabulum).

News

  • Hip Town Washington, DC Is Redefining "Hip" as "A Place Dorks Like"

    When you think of " hip ," there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that, just after you think "the joint between the femur and acetabulum of the pelvis," you think, "Washington, DC, which is just a hip darn area in general." DC is so hip that it will unilaterally declare itself hip, facts be damned. Read more...        
    on October 24, 2013     Source: Gawker

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