Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy, the anterior or superior bone of the pelvic arch, commonly ankylosed with the ischium and pubis at the acetabulum, and then forming a part of the os innominatum or haunch-bone, and effecting the principal or only articulation of the pelvic arch with the vertebral column, especially with the sacrum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See Innominate bone, under innominate.

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  • proper noun another name of Troy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
  • noun an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἴλιον (Ilion).

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