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noun, plural: ilia

The uppermost and the largest bone of the pelvis that is composed of two major parts in humans: the body and the ala. This bone articulates on the inner aspect with the sacrum.


The iliac bone or the ilium is found in most vertebrates such as mammals, reptiles (but not all snakes) and birds. It is not found in bony fish.

(Note: ilium should not be confused with the term ileum, which pertains to a section of the small intestine)

Word origin: from the Latin, meaning "groin" or "flank."

Also called: iliac bone

See also: pelvis, biiliac width

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What is this? REWARD!!!

... its the pelvis of a bird, the sinsacrum, wich is the fusion of several bones, some chest and tail vertabrae, loin and hip vertebrae along with ilium, ischion and pubic bones ( two of each, left and rigth). the Illlium is at the left side of your picture 25aa, (it forms a bilateral concave surface ...

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by bio-loquita
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this? REWARD!!!
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peristalsis, segmentation and digestion?

hmm..no absorbtion of the food. I think that the problem is at Intestinal tenue in the part of ilium . (sorry I don't know what's the english name). Perhaps there's a problem with the villi and I can think it's related with autonom nerve specialized for digestion and absorbtion. ...

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by victor
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: peristalsis, segmentation and digestion?
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Views: 6096

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