os ilium

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, pl.


(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]
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(os) (os'a) plural.ossa [L. os, bone] Bone.

os calcis


os coxae

Innominate bone.

os hamatum

The hooked bone on the ulnar side of the distal row of the carpus (wrist). Synonym: unciform bone

os hyoideum

The horseshoe-shaped bone lying at the base of the tongue. Synonym: hyoid bone

os ilium


os innominatum

The innominate (hip) bone.

os magnum

The third bone in the second distal row of the carpus. Synonym: capitatum

os orbiculare

The tiny bone in the ear that becomes attached to the incus, forming the lenticular process.

os peroneum

A bone occasionally found in the tendon of the peroneus longus muscle.

os planum

1. Flat bone; any bone that has only a slight thickness.
2. The orbital plate of the ethmoid bone.

os pubis

The pubic bone; the anteroinferior part of the hip bone. In the adult, it and the ilium and ischium form the pelvic bone. The superior and inferior rami unite medially to form the pubic symphysis; at its lateral end the pubic bone forms approx. one fifth of the acetabulum.

os scaphoideum

Scaphoid bone.

os temporale

Temporal bone.

os trigonum

A bone of the foot that develops from an extra center of ossification along the posterior surface of the talus.

os unguis

Lacrimal bone.

os vesalianum

A bone that develops from the ossification of the posterior tubercle of the fifth metatarsal.
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