Acetabulum

L. acetum = vinegar, L. bulum = a suffix signifying the instrument. This cup-shaped part of the hip was thought to resemble a small vinegar cruet of roman times.

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Acetylcholine

L. acetum = vinegar, and Gr. chole = bile. From acetum came acetic and acetyl; from chole came choline. It is the acetyl derivation of choline.

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