cotyle


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

cotyle

(ˈkɒtɪlɪ)
n
a cavity that resembles a cup
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The posterior condyle is slightly displaced dorsally and the cotyle is concave.
They say that it (wine flavoured with mandrake) is soporific and that it plunges an entire dinner party into deep sleep if one cotyle (0,274 l) of it was mixed with one chous (3,282 l) of wine; one cyathos drunk with one xestes (0,547 l) of wine is lethal.
This vertebra is about 80% complete, missing the haemel arch, posterior cotyle, and left transverse process.
The combination of characters that identify the fossil to Leptotyphlops include absence of a neural spine; zygosphene wide and thin; prezygapophyseal facets elongated and strongly anteriorly directed; posterior ends of neural arch extended medially; condyle and cotyle dorsoventrally compressed; hemal keel indistinguishable from centrum; and no subcentral ridges.
Calyptocephalellidae diagnosable on the basis of the following combination of characters (autapomorphies marked by asterisk): 1) relatively well-developed pterygoid process of the maxilla, 2) unsculptured alveolar region of the labial face of the maxilla dorsoventrally narrow *, 3) premaxilla with anterior portion of palatine shelf well defined in lingual view, 4) atlantal cotyles bean-shaped *, 5) unfused atlas and second presacral vertebra, 6) strong anteroposterior extension of sacral vertebral diapophyses *.
1 and 2 in 10), weaker subcentral ridges, and flatter cotyles.