from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two large flat bones each forming one of the lateral halves of the pelvis and consisting of the fused ilium, ischium, and pubis. Also called innominate bone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of hip bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the innominate bone; -- called also haunch bone and huckle bone.
- n. Either of two large flaring bones, each forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ischium, or inferior part of the pelvis on each side: loosely extended to the whole innominate bone which forms each side of the pelvis, and to the upper part of the thigh-bone. Also called haunch-bone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
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Bone marrow is removed from the bone (usually the hipbone) either by aspiration (suctioning a small amount through a hollow needle) or by biopsy (cutting out a small piece of bone marrow).
It opens just enough to bury me hipbone and ankle deep in soft, cool beige.
My flexors (that join at the front of the thigh from hipbone down) were killing me by the end of the two hours.
My nameplate was centred in a ribbon rosette like those worn in horse shows, pinned just above my bare right hipbone.
UC Irvine and UC San Francisco led a study evaluating 13 astronauts who spent four to six months on the International Space Station and found that, on average, astronauts 'hipbone strength decreased 14 percent.
Astronauts on International Space Station lose alarming amounts of hipbone strength, University of California-Irvine
A typical woman by contrast has a hipbone wider than her ribcage .
Sharon pushed at his hand, trying to shove it off her hipbone.
“They're the hipbone of society, Eddie,” his songwriter friend used to say.
If he asks about the black-circle tattoo on my hipbone I plan to tell him it was a friendship tattoo with my childhood neighbor who died of leukemia just after we both turned 18.
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