ilium

noun il·i·um \ ˈi-lē-əm \

Definition of ilium

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

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Origin and Etymology of ilium

New Latin, alteration of Latin ilia


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ilium

noun il·i·um \ ˈil-ē-əm \

medical Definition of ilium

plural ilia play \-ē-ə\
: 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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