ilium

[il-ee-uh m]

Origin of ilium

1705–1710; < New Latin, special use of Medieval Latin īlium, as singular of Latin īlia; see ileum
Related formspre·il·i·um, noun, plural pre·il·i·a.sub·il·i·um, noun, plural sub·il·i·a.
Can be confusedileum ilium Ilium
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ilia

noun
  1. the plural of ilium

Ilia

noun
  1. (in Roman legend) the daughter of Aeneas and Lavinia, who, according to some traditions, was the mother of Romulus and RemusSee also Rhea Silvia

Ilium

noun
  1. the Latin name for ancient Troy

ilium

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
  1. the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone
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Word Origin and History for ilia

Latin plural of ilium (see ileum).

ilium

n.

pelvic bone, 1706, Modern Latin, from Latin ilia (plural) "groin, flank" (see ileum).

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ilia in Medicine

ilium

[ĭlē-əm]
n. pl. il•i•a (-ē-ə)
  1. The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis.iliac bone
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ilia in Science

ilium

[ĭlē-əm]
Plural ilia
  1. The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
Related formsiliac adjective
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