hip bone
noun Date: 12th century the large flaring bone that consitutes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals and is composed of the ilium, ischium, and pubis which are fused into one bone in the adult

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  • Hip bone — Left hip joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis. Plan …   Wikipedia

  • Hip bone — Hip Hip, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. h[ u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h[ o]ft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.] [1913 Webster] 1. The projecting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hip bone — noun The innominate bone • • • Main Entry: ↑hip * * * hip bone UK US noun [countable] [singular hip bone plural hip bones] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hip bone — bōn, .bōn n the large flaring bone that makes a lateral half of the pelvis in mammals and is composed of the ilium, ischium, and pubis which are consolidated into one bone in the adult called also innominate bone, os coxae, pelvic bone * * * ( …   Medical dictionary

  • hip bone — ► NOUN ▪ a large bone forming the main part of the pelvis on each side of the body …   English terms dictionary

  • hip|bone — «HIHP BOHN», noun. 1. either of the two, wide irregular bones which, with the lower backbone, form the pelvis in man and other mammals, each consisting of three consolidated bones (the ilium, ischium, and pubis); innominate bone. 2. the upper… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hip bone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hip bone : singular hip bone plural hip bones one of the two circular bones that make up the pelvis …   English dictionary

  • hip bone — innominate bone a bone formed by the fusion of the ilium, ischium, and pubis. It articulates with the femur by the acetabulum of the ilium, a deep socket into which the head of the femur fits (see hip joint). Between the pubis and ischium, below… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hip bone — upper part of the thigh bone, innominate bone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hip bone — noun One of the two bones that form the sides of the pelvis. Syn: innominate bone …   Wiktionary

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