ischium

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noun is·chi·um \ˈi-skē-əm\

Definition of ischium

plural

ischia

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  1. :  the lower and posterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis

ischial

play \ˈi-skē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ischium

Latin, hip joint, from Greek ischion


First Known Use: 1646


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ischium

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noun is·chi·um \ˈis-kē-əm\

Medical Definition of ischium

plural

ischia

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  1. :  the dorsal and posterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis consisting in humans of a thick portion, a large rough eminence on which the body rests when sitting, and a forwardly directed ramus which joins that of the pubis

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