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ilium

 [il´e-um] (pl. i´lia) (L.)
the lateral, flaring portion of the hip bone. adj., adj il´iac. (See also table of bones.)

il·i·um

, pl.

il·i·a

(il'ē-ŭm, il'ē-ă), [TA] Do not confuse this word with ileum.
The broad, flaring portion of the hip bone, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ischium and pubis; it consists of a body, which joins the pubis and ischium to form the acetabulum and a broad thin portion, called the ala or wing, bordered superiorly by a thicker crest. The body transmits the weight of the trunk to the femur, whereas the ala and crest provide for muscle attachment and protect abdominopelvic viscera.
[L. groin, flank]

ilium

/il·i·um/ (il´e-um) pl. i´lia   [L.] the expansive superior portion of the hip bone (os coxae); it is a separate bone in early life.

ilium

(ĭl′ē-əm)
n. pl. il·ia (-ē-ə)
The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis.

ilium

[il′ē·əm] pl. ilia
Etymology: L, flank
the uppermost of the three bones that make up the innominate bone (hip bone). The ilium forms the superior part of the acetabulum and provides attachment for several muscles, including the obturator internus, the gluteals, the iliacus, and the sartorius. Compare ischium, pubis. iliac, adj.

il·i·um

, pl. ilia (il'ē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The broad, flaring portion of the hip bone, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ischium and pubis; it consists of a body, which joins the pubis and ischium to form the acetabulum and a broad thin portion, called the ala or wing.
Synonym(s): iliac bone.
[L. groin, flank]

ilium

The uppermost of three bones into which the INNOMINATE bone of the pelvis is arbitrarily divided. Its most conspicuous feature is the iliac crest forming the upper brim of the pelvis on either side.

ilium

the dorsal bone of the PELVIC GIRDLE that is joined to the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.

il·i·um

, pl. ilia (il'ē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The broad, flaring portion of the hip bone, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ischium and pubis.
[L. groin, flank]

ilium (il´ēəm),

n the most superior of the three bones that make up the innominate bone. The ilium forms part of the acetabulum. The iliac crest is a source of bone for mandibular and chin reconstruction and enhancement.

ilium

pl. ilia [L.] the cranial portion of the hip bone.
See also Table 10.
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