Medical Dictionary

ilium


ilium

noun il·i·um \ˈil-ē-əm\
plural il·ia \-ē-ə\

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

February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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