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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: as-ĕ-tab′yū-lŭm, -lă

Definition: A cup-shaped depression on the external surface of the hip bone, with which the head of the femur articulates.

Synonym(s): cotyle2, cotyloid cavity

[L. a shallow vinegar vessel or cup]

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