Innominate In*nom"i*nate, a. [L. innominatus; pref. in- not + nominare to name.] 1. Having no name; unnamed; as, an innominate person or place. [R.] --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) A term used in designating many parts otherwise unnamed; as, the innominate artery, a great branch of the arch of the aorta; the innominate vein, a great branch of the superior vena cava. [1913 Webster]

{Innominate bone} (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.

{Innominate contracts} (Law), in the Roman law, contracts without a specific name. [1913 Webster]

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  • innominate — in·nom·i·nate /in nä mə nət/ adj in the civil law of Louisiana: having no special name or designation compare nominate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Innominate — (from Latin innominatus meaning nameless ) can refer to: *The brachiocephalic artery *The brachiocephalic veins *The three large bones which form the hip boneInnominata, from the same root, is used in *Substantia innominata, a part of the brain… …   Wikipedia

  • innominate — [i näm′ə nit] adj. [LL innominatus: see IN 2 & NOMINATE] 1. not named; anonymous 2. having no specific name …   English World dictionary

  • innominate — Without name; a term formerly applied to the large vessels in the thorax (now called the brachiocephalic trunk and vein) and the hip bone. SYN: anonyma. [L. innominatus, fr. in neg. + nomen (nomin ), name] * * * in·nom·i·nate (ĭ nomґĭ… …   Medical dictionary

  • innominate — adj. unnamed. Phrases and idioms: innominate bone n. Anat. the bone formed from the fusion of the ilium, ischium, and pubis; the hip bone. Etymology: LL innominatus (as IN (1), NOMINATE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • innominate — adjective Etymology: Late Latin innominatus, from Latin in + nominatus, past participle of nominare to nominate Date: 1638 having no name ; unnamed; also anonymous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • innominate — /i nom euh nit/, adj. having no name; nameless; anonymous. [1630 40; < LL innominatus unnamed. See IN 3, NOMINATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • innominate — adjective Having no name; anonymous …   Wiktionary

  • innominate — adj. anonymous, nameless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • innominate — [ɪ nɒmɪnət] adjective not named or classified. Origin C17: from late L. innominatus, from in not + nominatus named …   English new terms dictionary

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