Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no name.
  • adjective Anonymous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no name; anonymous: in anatomy, specifically noting an artery, a vein, and a bone. See innominata, innominatum.

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

  • adjective rare Having no name; unnamed.
  • adjective (Anat.) A term used in designating many parts otherwise unnamed
  • adjective (Anat.) the great bone which makes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals; hip bone; haunch bone; huckle bone. It is composed of three bones, ilium, ischium, and pubis, consolidated into one in the adult, though separate in the fetus, as also in many adult reptiles and amphibians.
  • adjective (Law) in the Roman law, contracts without a specific name.

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  • adjective Having no name; anonymous.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin innōminātus : Latin in-, not; see in– + Latin nōminātus, past participle of nōmināre, to name; see nominate.]

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in- + nominate

Examples

  • There were others termed innominate because they had no special names: these were summed up in the four formula: Do, ut des; Do, ut facias; Facio, ut des; and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Three arteries, feeding the head, neck and arms, branch off directly from the aortic arch, in this order: innominate, left carotid, left subclavian.

    Interruption of the Aortic Arch

  • Type C (least common): The disconnection is after the innominate artery (sometimes called the brachiocephalic artery).

    Interruption of the Aortic Arch

  • A tiny percentage carried labels, and those contained only the name of the contributor if known and the date of the donation; the rest were innominate reminders of the vast constituents making up the monstrumological universe, the seemingly inexhaustible panoply of creatures designed by an inscrutable God to do us harm.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • A tiny percentage carried labels, and those contained only the name of the contributor if known and the date of the donation; the rest were innominate reminders of the vast constituents making up the monstrumological universe, the seemingly inexhaustible panoply of creatures designed by an inscrutable God to do us harm.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • A tiny percentage carried labels, and those contained only the name of the contributor if known and the date of the donation; the rest were innominate reminders of the vast constituents making up the monstrumological universe, the seemingly inexhaustible panoply of creatures designed by an inscrutable God to do us harm.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • The 0.0 experiment has a description of the test firing, told in innominate nightmare's typical style.

    Strangelove

  • A voice was wondering why he bothered with this; an innominate voice which was plausibly his own.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • A voice was wondering why he bothered with this; an innominate voice which was plausibly his own.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • On the left innominate, or hip bone, the pubic symphyseal face was badly eroded.

    206 BONES

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