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Medical Term:

Otto disease

Pronunciation: ot'o

Definition: a disease characterized by an inward bulging of the acetabulum into the pelvic cavity, resulting in protrusion of the femoral head; found in association with arthritis of the hip joints, usually rheumatoid arthritis.

Synonym(s): Otto pelvis, protrusio acetabuli

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