Pronunciation: (as"i-tab'yu-lum), [key]
—pl. -laPronunciation: (-lu). [key]
1. Anat.the socket in the hipbone that receives the head of the thighbone. See illus. under pelvis.
2. Zool.any of the suction appendages of a leech, octopus, etc.
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