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Ischia

[ee-skyah]
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noun
  1. an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, W of Naples: earthquake 1883. 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).
  2. a seaport on this island.

ischium

[is-kee-uh m]
noun, plural is·chi·a [is-kee-uh] /ˈɪs ki ə/. Anatomy.
  1. the lower portion of either innominate bone.
  2. either of the bones on which the body rests when sitting.

Origin of ischium

1640–50; < Latin < Greek ischíon hip-joint
Related formsis·chi·ad·ic [is-kee-ad-ik] /ˌɪs kiˈæd ɪk/, is·chi·at·ic [is-kee-at-ik] /ˌɪs kiˈæt ɪk/, is·chi·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ischia

Historical Examples

  • "There is a thunder-storm coming up from Ischia, I believe," said Artois.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • Francesco was born in the castle on Ischia in 1489, and was one year older than Vittoria.

    Italy, the Magic Land

    Lilian Whiting

  • May 27th he seized him in the name of King Ferdinand and confined him in the castle of Ischia.

    Lucretia Borgia

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • It was of this that Ibsen said he could not have written it any nearer home than Ischia and Sorrento.

  • The central feature of Ischia is the great crater of Epomeo (a, Fig. 14).


British Dictionary definitions for ischia

Ischia

noun
  1. a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the N end of the Bay of Naples. Area: 47 sq km (18 sq miles)

ischium

noun plural -chia (-kɪə)
  1. one of the three sections of the hipbone, situated below the ilium
Derived Formsischial, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin: hip joint, from Greek iskhion
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Word Origin and History for ischia

ischium

n.

"the seat bone," 1640s, from Latin, from Greek iskhion "hip joint," in plural, "the hips," probably from iskhi "loin," of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ischia in Medicine

ischium

(ĭskē-əm)
n. pl. is•chi•a (-kē-ə)
  1. The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis.ischial bone
Related formsis′chi•adic (-ădĭk) adj.ischi•al (-əl) adj.is′chi•atic (-ătĭk) adj.
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ischia in Science

ischium

[ĭskē-əm]
Plural ischia
  1. The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis.
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