ilium

[ il-ee-uh m ]
/ ˈɪl i əm /

noun, plural il·i·a [il-ee-uh] /ˈɪl i ə/. Anatomy.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ilium

pre·il·i·um, noun, plural pre·il·i·a.sub·il·i·um, noun, plural sub·il·i·a.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ilium

ileum ilium Ilium
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British Dictionary definitions for ilia (1 of 4)

ilia
/ (ˈɪlɪə) /

noun

the plural of ilium

British Dictionary definitions for ilia (2 of 4)

Ilia
/ (ˈɪlɪə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for ilia (3 of 4)

Ilium
/ (ˈɪlɪəm) /

noun

the Latin name for ancient Troy

British Dictionary definitions for ilia (4 of 4)

ilium
/ (ˈɪlɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone
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Medicine definitions for ilia

ilium
[ ĭlē-əm ]

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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Science definitions for ilia

ilium
[ ĭlē-əm ]

Plural ilia

The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.

Other words from ilium

iliac adjective
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