noun, plural il·i·a [il-ee-uh] /ˈɪl i ə/. Anatomy.
the broad, upper portion of either hipbone.
Origin of ilium
1705–1710;Related formspre·il·i·um, noun, plural pre·il·i·a.sub·il·i·um, noun, plural sub·il·i·a.
< New Latin,
special use of Medieval Latin īlium,
as singular of Latin īlia;
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(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
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
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).
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n. pl. il•i•a (-ē-ə)
The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis.iliac bone
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Related formsiliac adjective
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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