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Pronunciation: ab-skon′sē-ō

Definition: A recess, cavity, or depression; used especially in osteology to denote a bony cavity that accommodates the head of another bone.

[Mod. L. fr. abs-condo, pp. -conditus or -consus, to hide]

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