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n. pl. is·chi·a (-kē-ə)
The lowest of the three major bones that constitute each half of the pelvis.
[Latin, hip joint, from Greek iskhion.]
is′chi·al (-əl) adj.
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n, pl -chia (-kɪə)
(Anatomy) one of the three sections of the hipbone, situated below the ilium
[C17: from Latin: hip joint, from Greek iskhion]
ˈischial, ˌischiˈadic, ˌischiˈatic adj
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is•chi•um(ˈɪs ki əm)
n., pl. -chi•a (-ki ə)
1. the backward-facing lower bone of each half of the vertebrate pelvis; the lower portion of either innominate bone in humans.
2. either of the bones on which the body rests when sitting.
[1640–50; < Latin < Greek ischíon hip joint]
is`chi•ad′ic, is`chi•at′ic, is′chi•al, adj.
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The lowest or rearmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones in many vertebrate animals. See more at skeleton.
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The bone forming the lower, rear part of a hip bone: the part that you sit on.
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|Noun||1.||ischium - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium|
articulatio coxae, coxa, hip joint, hip - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
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