acetabulum

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Etymology[edit]

Latin acetabulum (a little saucer for vinegar), from acetum (vinegar), from acere (to be sour)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌæs.ɪˈtæb.jə.ləm/
  • Hyphenation: ace‧tab‧u‧lum

Noun[edit]

acetabulum (plural acetabula or acetabulums)

  1. (Roman Antiquities) a vinegar cup;
  2. (Roman Antiquities) the socket of the hipbone;
  3. (Roman Antiquities) a measure of about one eighth of a pint
  4. (anatomy) The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone.
  5. (anatomy) The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body.
  6. (anatomy) A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals.
  7. (anatomy) The large posterior sucker of the leeches.
  8. (anatomy) One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acētum (vinegar)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acētābulum n (genitive acētābulī); second declension

  1. A shallow cup for vinegar; acetabulum.
  2. Any cup-shaped vessel.
  3. (anatomy) The socket of the hipbone.
  4. (botany) The cup of a flower.
  5. accusative singular of acētābulum
  6. vocative singular of acētābulum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative acētābulum acētābula
genitive acētābulī acētābulōrum
dative acētābulō acētābulīs
accusative acētābulum acētābula
ablative acētābulō acētābulīs
vocative acētābulum acētābula

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