from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hipbone.
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- n. The hip bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
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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