- the broad, upper portion of either hipbone.
Origin of ilium
1705–1710; < New Latin, special use of Medieval Latin īlium, as singular of Latin īlia; see ileum
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Examples from the Web for ilia
This gentleman was elderly, and had a son on board the Ilia.Missy
Miriam Coles Harris
By this time Ilia Ivanovitch was beginning to become bald and obese.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916
The ilia are not connected with the sacrum by ossified sacral ribs.
The ribs which connect the sacral vertebrae with the ilia are however large.
Ilia opens the third act, bewailing her unhappy love (aria, 19).Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)
- the plural of ilium
- (in Roman legend) the daughter of Aeneas and Lavinia, who, according to some traditions, was the mother of Romulus and RemusSee also Rhea Silvia
- the Latin name for ancient Troy
- 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).
pelvic bone, 1706, Modern Latin, from Latin ilia (plural) "groin, flank" (see ileum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis.iliac bone
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- The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
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