What is ACETABULUM?

An anatomical region. Cavity at the base of the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits. In insects, cavity in the body into which the leg fits. A cup-shaped structure, such as the sucker of a tapeworm.

ACETABULUM: "Term acetabulum refers to anatomical region in humans and various invertebrates. "

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