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ilium

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noun il·i·um \ˈi-lē-əm\

Definition of ilium

plural

ilia

play \-lē-ə\
  1. :  the broad, dorsal, upper, and largest of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis



Origin and Etymology of ilium

New Latin, alteration of Latin ilia


First Known Use: 1706

Rhymes with ilium


Ilium

geographical name il·i·um

Definition of Ilium

  1. — see troy 3

Ilian

play \ˈi-lē-ən\ adjective or noun



Medical Dictionary

ilium

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noun il·i·um \ˈil-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of ilium

plural

ilia

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  1. :  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



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