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ilium

[il-ee-uh m] /ˈɪl i əm/
noun, plural ilia
[il-ee-uh] /ˈɪl i ə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the broad, upper portion of either hipbone.
Origin
1705-1710
1705-1710; < New Latin, special use of Medieval Latin īlium, as singular of Latin īlia; see ileum
Related forms
preilium, noun, plural preilia.
subilium, noun, plural subilia.
Can be confused
ileum, ilium, Ilium.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre ilia

ilium

/ˈɪlɪəm/
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
1.
the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone

Ilium

/ˈɪlɪəm/
noun
1.
the Latin name for ancient Troy
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Word Origin and History for pre ilia

ilium

n.

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

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pre ilia in Medicine

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.

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pre ilia in Science
ilium
  (ĭl'ē-əm)   
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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