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n :  an opening or hollow that forms a holder for something: as  a  :  any of various hollows in body structures in which some other part normally lodges <the bony of the eye>  <an inflamed tooth >  : esp  :  the depression in a bone with which the rounded head of another bone fits in a ball-and-socket joint  b  :  a cavity terminating an artificial limb into which the bodily stump fits - see SUCTION SOCKET  .
Similar sounding terms:  Ci·cu·ta  ScD  SGOT  zy·goid 

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