cotyloidal
cotyloid cot"y*loid, cotyloidal cotyloidal(k?t"?-loid), a. [Cotyle + -oid] (Anat.) (a) Shaped like a cup; cup-shaped; as, the cotyloid cavity, the cup-shaped socket which receives the head of the thigh bone. (b) Pertaining to a cotyloid cavity; as, the cotyloid ligament, or notch.

Syn: acetabular, cotyloid. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cotyloidal — adjective of the cup shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone • Syn: ↑acetabular, ↑cotyloid • Similar to: ↑concave • Derivationally related forms: ↑acetabulum (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotyloid — cot y*loid, cotyloidal cotyloidal(k?t ? loid), a. [Cotyle + oid] (Anat.) (a) Shaped like a cup; cup shaped; as, the cotyloid cavity, the cup shaped socket which receives the head of the thigh bone. (b) Pertaining to a cotyloid cavity; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cotyloid — /ˈkɒtəlɔɪd/ (say kotuhloyd) adjective Anatomy shaped like a cup. Also, cotyloidal /kɒtəˈlɔɪdl/ (say kotuh loydl). {Greek kotyloeidēs cup shaped} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acetabular — adjective of the cup shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone • Syn: ↑cotyloid, ↑cotyloidal • Similar to: ↑concave • Derivationally related forms: ↑acetabulum …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotyloid — adjective of the cup shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone • Syn: ↑acetabular, ↑cotyloidal • Similar to: ↑concave • Derivationally related forms: ↑acetabulum (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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