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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Equally, the forward tilting of the pelvis slides the innominate bones forward and down to increase the anterior-posterior diameter of the inlet.
Sacroiliac dysfunction, a malalignment of the sacrum and innominate bones of the hip and pelvis, may be an underrecognized component in some cases of interstitial cystitis.