Ischia

[ ee-skyah ]
/ ˈi skyɑ /

noun

an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, W of Naples: earthquake 1883. 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).
a seaport on this island.

Definition for ischia (2 of 2)

ischium

[ is-kee-uh m ]
/ ˈɪs ki əm /

noun, plural is·chi·a [is-kee-uh] /ˈɪs ki ə/. Anatomy.

the lower portion of either innominate bone.
either of the bones on which the body rests when sitting.

Origin of ischium

1640–50; < Latin < Greek ischíon hip-joint

Related forms

is·chi·ad·ic [is-kee-ad-ik] /ˌɪs kiˈæd ɪk/, is·chi·at·ic [is-kee-at-ik] /ˌɪs kiˈæt ɪk/, is·chi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ischia (1 of 2)

Ischia

/ (ˈiːskjɑː, ˈɪskɪə) /

noun

a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the N end of the Bay of Naples. Area: 47 sq km (18 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for ischia (2 of 2)

ischium

/ (ˈɪskɪəm) /

noun plural -chia (-kɪə)

one of the three sections of the hipbone, situated below the ilium

Derived Forms

ischial, adjective

Word Origin for ischium

C17: from Latin: hip joint, from Greek iskhion
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Medicine definitions for ischia

ischium

[ ĭskē-əm ]

n. pl. is•chi•a (-kē-ə)

The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis.ischial bone

Related forms

is′chi•adic (-ădĭk) adj.ischi•al (-əl) adj.is′chi•atic (-ătĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for ischia

ischium

[ ĭskē-əm ]

Plural ischia

The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis.
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