hip bone


Definition of hip bone

: the large flaring bone that constitutes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals and is composed of the ilium, ischium, and pubis which are fused into one bone in the adult

Examples of hip bone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, a 2015 study of premenopausal women found that those who performed 10 or 20 jumps with 30 seconds rest between jumps, twice daily for 16 weeks saw an improvement in hip bone mineral density compared to the control groups. Tatiana Lampa, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2022 Paige put a corkscrew-like needle into her hip bone and extracted healthy stem cells in her bone marrow, which are then spun through a centrifuge to isolate only the stem cells. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 21 July 2022 Lift your torso tall, straighten the curve of your spine and rotate your pelvis backward — imagine an axle sticking straight out of your hip bone and rotate your hip around it, so that the front comes up and the back goes down. Jonathan Beverly, Outside Online, 26 Jan. 2021 To test the curing process, the caladores puncture, in rapid succession, four specific spots—the hock, next to the hip bone and twice around a joint of the hip and femur. Richard Morgan, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2021 What was actually happening was that Burgess-Stocks's hip bone was necrosing, also as a result of her radiation from years earlier, and her hips were beginning to wear out. Colleen Murphy, Health.com, 29 Nov. 2021 Resting her left arm against her hip bone helps keep it more stable, she's discovered. Ko Lyn Cheang, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Nov. 2021 The sore became infected and the infection eventually reached her hip bone, requiring emergency surgery to remove the infected bone and tissue. Malaika Jabali, Essence, 9 Nov. 2021 This sore developed an infection, which spread into her hip bone. Laken Brooks, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hip bone

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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hip bone

\ -ˈbōn, -ˌbōn \

Medical 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


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