Cotyla

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cotyla (Anat) A cuplike cavity or organ. Same as Acetabulum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cotyla Same as cotyle, 2.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. anything hollow, cup of a joint, small meassure: cf. L. cotyla, a measure

Usage

In literature:

Cotyla: the articular pan; the cup or socket of a ball and socket joint.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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