hipbone
hipbone hipbone n. Either of two large flaring bones, each forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis.

Syn: innominate bone. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hipbone — [hip′bōn΄] n. 1. INNOMINATE BONE 2. ILIUM 3. the neck of the femur …   English World dictionary

  • hipbone — /hip bohn /, n. 1. See innominate bone. 2. the ilium. [1350 1400; ME; see HIP1, BONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hipbone — n. bone of the hip (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hipbone — hip•bone [[t]ˈhɪpˌboʊn[/t]] n. 1) anat. either of the two bones forming the sides of the pelvis, each consisting of three consolidated bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis; innominate bone 2) anat. ilium • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • hipbone — /ˈhɪpboʊn/ (say hipbohn) noun → innominate bone …   Australian English dictionary

  • hipbone —   Iwi hua, pāpākole …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • hipbone — noun large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis • Syn: ↑innominate bone • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os • Part Holonyms: ↑pelvis, ↑pelvic girdle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

  • gluteus muscle — ▪ anatomy       any of the large, fleshy muscles of the buttocks, stretching from the back portion of the pelvic girdle (hipbone) down to the greater trochanter, the bony protuberance at the top of the femur (thighbone). These include the gluteus …   Universalium

  • haunch bone — noun : innominate bone; specifically : ilium * * * the ilium or hipbone. [1350 1400; ME] * * * haunch bone noun The innominate bone • • • Main Entry: ↑haunch …   Useful english dictionary

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