Acetabular margin - Limbus acetabuli; Margo acetabuli

Description

The acetabulum is bounded by a prominent uneven rim, the acetabular margin, which is thick and strong above, and serves for the attachment of the glenoidal labrum (cotyloid ligament), which contracts its orifice, and deepens the surface for articulation.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Images