innominate bone


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innominate bone

n.

innominate bone

n
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Interexaminer reliability of three methods of combining test results to determine side of sacral restriction, sacral base position, and innominate bone position.
The partial innominate bone (OMNH 74682) is possibly the "Pelvic section" labeled on the original sketch along the north wall at the back of the rockshelter (Fig.