ilium

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noun il·i·um \ˈi-lē-əm\

Definition of ilium

plural

ilia

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  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


Ilium

geographical name il·i·um

Definition of Ilium

  1. — see troy 3

Ilian

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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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