noun \ˈi-lē-əm\
plural il·ia \-lē-ə\

Definition of ILIUM

:  the broad, dorsal, upper, and largest of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis

Origin of ILIUM

New Latin, alteration of Latin ilia
First Known Use: 1706

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with ILIUM


geographical name

Definition of ILIUM

— see troy 3
Il·i·an \ˈi-lē-ən\ adjective or noun


noun \ˈil-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural il·ia \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of ILIUM

: the dorsal, upper, and largest one of the three bones composing either lateral half of the pelvis that in humans is broad and expanded above and narrower below where it joins with the ischium and pubis to form part of the acetabulum

Illustration of ILIUM


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