ilium

ilium, pl. ilia (il´e-um, il´e-a)

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.os ilium [NA], os iliacum, flank bone, iliac bone; [L. groin, flank]

 

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