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Hip bone


noun, plural: hip bones

Either of the two large bones of the pelvis, each made up of three large bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis.


The hip bone is made up of three parts, the ilium, ischium, and pubis. The three bones are distinct while young and fuse when adult.

Synonym: coxal bone, innominate bone.

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