Acetabulum

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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

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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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Achondroplasia

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Gr. a  = not, chondros = cartilage, plasis = a molding. Failure of normal development of cartilage.

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Acromion

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Gr. akron = tip or summit, omos = shoulder. The famous Acropolis in Athens was built on a summit.

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