Hip bones

Hip bone

a large flat bone formed by the fusion of the ilium, ischium, and pubis (in the adult), constituting the lateral half of the pelvis; it articulates with its fellow anteriorly, with the sacrum posteriorly, and with the femur laterally.

Synonym: os coxae, coxa, coxal bone, innominate bone, os innominatum.


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