[is-kee-uh m] /ˈɪs ki əm/
noun, plural ischia
[is-kee-uh] /ˈɪs ki ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the lower portion of either innominate bone.
either of the bones on which the body rests when sitting.
noun (pl) -chia (-kɪə)
one of the three sections of the hipbone, situated below the ilium
“the seat bone,” 1640s, from Latin, from Greek iskhion “hip joint,” in plural, “the hips,” probably from iskhi “loin,” of unknown origin.
ischium is·chi·um (ĭs’kē-əm)
n. pl. is·chi·a (-kē-ə)
The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis. Also called ischial bone.
is’chi·ad’ic (-ād’ĭk) adj.
is’chi·al (-əl) adj.
is’chi·at’ic (-āt’ĭk) adj.
The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and pubis.
ischiovertebral is·chi·o·ver·te·bral (ĭs’kē-ō-vûr’tə-brəl, -vər-tē’brəl) adj. Of or relating to the ischium and the vertebral column.
ischuretic is·chu·ret·ic (ĭs’kyu-rět’ĭk) adj. Relating to or relieving ischuria.
ischuria is·chu·ri·a (ĭs-kyur’ē-ə) n. Retention or suppression of urine.
[is-kis] /ˈɪs kɪs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a youth who was slain after committing an act of infidelity with Coronis, the beloved of Apollo.