Definition of Cotyloid cavity

1. Noun. The cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint.

Exact synonyms: Acetabulum
Group relationships: Hipbone, Innominate Bone
Generic synonyms: Socket
Derivative terms: Acetabular



Medical Definition of Cotyloid cavity

1. The hollow, cuplike portion of the pelvis into which the head of the thigh bone (femur) fits. Also, in entomology, the leg socket on an insect's abdomen or thorax. (12 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotyloid Cavity

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cotyledonous
cotyledons
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cotyligerous
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cotyloid cavity (current term)
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Literary usage of Cotyloid cavity

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The cotyloid cavity, or Acetabulum, is a deep, cup-shaped, hemispherical depression, directed downward, outward, and forward; formed internally by the os ..."

2. Wonders of the Human Body: From the French of A. Le Pileur by Auguste Le Pileur (1870)
"It exactly fills the cotyloid cavity, but is not itself all inclosed in it, as the depth of the cavity does not exceed half the diameter of the sphere to ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1840)
"He adds, that if post-mortem inspections do not always support this view, it is because in those cases inflammation and caries of the cotyloid cavity ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1872)
"In the 44 cases where the head of the bone remained in the cotyloid cavity which was diseased, the mortality was 28 per cent . ; whilst in the 8 cases ..."

5. Veterinary state board questions and answers by Victor Gage Kimball (1917)
"Ligaments: Capsular, extending from the margins of the cotyloid cavity to the neck of the femur; a transverse, converting the notch into a foramen ..."

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