[il-ee-uh m] /ˈɪl i əm/

noun, plural ilia
[il-ee-uh] /ˈɪl i ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the broad, upper portion of either hipbone.
the plural of ilium
(in Roman legend) the daughter of Aeneas and Lavinia, who, according to some traditions, was the mother of Romulus and Remus See also Rhea Silvia
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone
the Latin name for ancient Troy

Latin plural of ilium (see ileum).

pelvic bone, 1706, Modern Latin, from Latin ilia (plural) “groin, flank” (see ileum).

ilium il·i·um (ĭl’ē-əm)
n. pl. il·i·a (-ē-ə)
The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis. Also called iliac bone.
Plural ilia
The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.

iliac adjective


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