[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.
[il-ee-uh m] /ˈɪl i əm/
Latin name of ancient Troy.
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone
the Latin name for ancient Troy

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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