- 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
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pelvic bone, 1706, Modern Latin, from Latin ilia (plural) "groin, flank" (see ileum).
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- 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
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- 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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