Innominate bone
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • innominate bone — n HIP BONE * * * see hip bone * * * os coxae …   Medical dictionary

  • innominate bone — n. either of the two large, irregular bones that, together with the sacrum and coccyx, make up the pelvis: it is formed of three bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis, which become fused in the adult …   English World dictionary

  • innominate bone — the pelvic fin bone in Gasterosteidae, sometimes a misnomer for the ectocoracoid. Also called pelvic bone, pelvic plate, posterior process, pubic bone and medial plate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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

  • innominate bone — noun Date: 1866 hip bone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • innominate bone — noun The hip bone …   Wiktionary

  • innominate bone — noun Anatomy the hip bone …   English new terms dictionary

  • innominate bone — see hip bone …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • innominate bone — innom′inate bone′ n. anat. hipbone 1) • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • innominate bone — Anat. either of the two bones forming the sides of the pelvis, each consisting of three consolidated bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis. See diag. under pelvis. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

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