(as″ĕ-tab′yŭ-lŭm)

[L. acetabulum, a little saucer for vinegar (acetum)]
The cavity or depression on the lateral surface of the innominate bone (hip bone). It is composed of three bones: the ilium, ischium, and pubis; it provides the socket into which the head of the femur fits.
SYN: SEE: cotyloid cavity
acetabular (as″ĕ-tab′yŭ-lăr), adj.


ACETABULUM OF RIGHT HIP BONE (FEMALE)

acetabulum is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Learn more.

Citation

* When formatting your citation, note that all book, journal, and database titles should be italicized* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - acetabulum ID - 732796 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732796/all/acetabulum PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -