ilium

[ il-ee-uh m ]
/ ˈɪl i əm /
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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

Related forms

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

Can be confused

ileum ilium Ilium

Definition for ilium (2 of 2)

Ilium

[ il-ee-uh m ]
/ ˈɪl i əm /

noun

Latin name of ancient Troy.

Can be confused

ileum ilium Ilium
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British Dictionary definitions for ilium (1 of 2)

ilium

/ (ˈɪlɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone

British Dictionary definitions for ilium (2 of 2)

Ilium

/ (ˈɪlɪəm) /

noun

the Latin name for ancient Troy

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Medicine definitions for ilium

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 ilium

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.

Related forms

iliac adjective
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