- 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
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- the Latin name for ancient Troy
- the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone
Word Origin and History for subilium
pelvic bone, 1706, Modern Latin, from Latin ilia (plural) "groin, flank" (see ileum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The portion of the ilium contributing to the acetabulum.
- The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis.iliac bone
- 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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