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innominate bone

noun, Anatomy.
either of the two bones forming the sides of the pelvis, each consisting of three consolidated bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis.
Origin of innominate bone
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • The ischium (fig. 78, 9) is a wide flattened bone forming the posterior part of the innominate bone.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The cup-shaped cavity of the innominate bone for receiving the head of the femur.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
British Dictionary definitions for innominate bone

innominate bone

either of the two bones that form the sides of the pelvis, consisting of three fused components, the ilium, ischium, and pubis Nontechnical name hipbone
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innominate bone in Medicine

innominate bone n.
See hipbone.

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