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Ilium

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪlɪəm
 
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  • alternative name for Troy, especially the 7th-century bc Greek city.

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There are 2 definitions of Ilium in English:

ilium

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪlɪəm
 
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noun (plural ilia /ˈɪlɪə/)

  • The large broad bone forming the upper part of each half of the pelvis.
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    • This tilting of the pelvis is effected by the gluteal muscles, which connect the ilium of the hip bone to the lower limb.
    • The two coxal bones grow from three separate bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis.
    • The acetabulum is a hemispherical socket formed in the os coxae (ie, bony pelvis) of a newborn where the ilium, ischium, and pubis bones come together.

Origin

late Middle English (originally in the Greek form ilion, and denoting the ileum): from Latin, singular of ilia 'flanks, entrails'. Current senses date from the late 16th century.

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