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.

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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 subilium (1 of 2)

Ilium
/ (ˈɪlɪəm) /

noun

the Latin name for ancient Troy

British Dictionary definitions for subilium (2 of 2)

ilium
/ (ˈɪlɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone
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Medical definitions for subilium (1 of 2)

subilium
[ sŭb-ĭlē-əm ]

n.

The portion of the ilium contributing to the acetabulum.

Other words from subilium

sub•ili•ac′ (-ăk′) adj.

Medical definitions for subilium (2 of 2)

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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Scientific definitions for subilium

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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