innominate bone

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innominate bone

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innominate bone

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(Anatomy) either of the two bones that form the sides of the pelvis, consisting of three fused components, the ilium, ischium, and pubis. Nontechnical name: hipbone

hip•bone

(ˈhɪpˌboʊn)

n.
1. either of the two bones forming the sides of the pelvis, each consisting of three consolidated bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis; innominate bone.
2. ilium.
[1350–1400]
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Noun1.innominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvisinnominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
acetabulum, cotyloid cavity - the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, hip - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
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They used chiropractic interventions such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, moist heat, and low force chiropractic adjustments of L4, L5, sacrum and innominate bones in addition to a sacroiliac belt.
Asymmetric PSIS locations may imply opposed rotations of the innominate bones, wherein the bone on the side of the inferior PSIS has rotated posteriorly in relation to the other side, which in turn is judged to have rotated anteriorly.
Sexing North American Eskimo and Indian innominate bones with the acetabulum/pubis index.