Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified

I)/tuej, o)fruej, a)/mbonej, xei/lh: brows, lips

As the cavities and heads are constituted


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for the sake of the joints, so also are the i/)tuej, o)fruej, a)/mbonej, and xei/lh, which in the Latin writers are called brows and lips. These are processes projecting towards the round space of the cavities like lips, increasing their depth. Although these are conspicuous in almost all joints and articulations of bones, they most clearly display their nature in the deepest cavities. So in the socket [fossa acetabuli] of the hip bone to which the femur is articulated the highest and most projecting brows [limbus acetabuli] are seen, making the cavity more hollow and more effectively preventing dislocation of the femur. Brows primarily contribute to preventing dislocation.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified