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1. The hollow part of a joint; the excavation in one bone of a joint which receives the articular end of the other bone.

2. Any hollow or concavity into which another part fits, as the eye socket.

Origin: thr. O. Fr. Fr. L. Soccus, a shoe, a sock

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What is this animal?

... tail and three disk shapes at the end of the tail. There is definitely a lot of cartilage. What I find most interesting is the location of the eye sockets and the shape of the snout. Does't match up with anything I can think of. Any experts out there?????

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by OdinsRaven
Sun May 27, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
Replies: 12
Views: 10998

Body's electrical current

... I am trying to figure out what's going on. I also blow light bulbs etc. and can work an electric circuit without wires (i stick my fingers in the sockets). I can act as a TV aerial, can't tune a radio - and send tuned ones crazy. Also, when I hold a magnetic compass it points to me regardless ...

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by maddyiveson
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body's electrical current
Replies: 40
Views: 66963

Mucosal Wound

... consisting of epithelium) that are used in fluid transfer (ie, secretion or absorption). Think intestines (large and small), genital areas, eye sockets, the mouth, and so on. Wherever it's wet, that is more likely than not some sort of mucosal membrane.

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by jyaron
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mucosal Wound
Replies: 6
Views: 8747

Future Human Evolution

... We can also see that nose top to bottom ratio remain unchanged. Above the eye sockets is from what I can see is a Dolly Parton proportioned cranium to go with the wide mouth. Since artist reconstructions (like on website skull ...

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by GaryGaulin
Sat May 02, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
Replies: 47
Views: 74060

Bone ID

... that it might be a sacrum but nothing quite fits. My boyfriend thinks it might even be a bird skull, but it would be a huge bird and the eye sockets seem too small- plus it seems like a spinal cord would go in the top of the inside. I don't have it in front of me to measure but it is about ...

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by KristenT
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bone ID
Replies: 3
Views: 2574
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