Medical Dictionary

hip bone


hip bone

noun \-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn\

Definition of HIP BONE

:  the large flaring bone that makes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals and is composed of the ilium, ischium, and pubis which are consolidated into one bone in the adult—called also innominate bone, os coxae, pelvic bone

Illustration of HIP BONE

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