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innominate bone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n innominate bone large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Innominate bone (os innominatum) the haunch-bone, hip-bone
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. in, not, nomināre, -ātum, to name.

Usage

In literature:

In the innominate bones of a young child the box-shape exists, while its prominent abdomen resembles that of the gorilla.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
The cup-shaped cavity of the innominate bone for receiving the head of the femur.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Innominate bones and sacrum, ventral aspect.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Now that the ribs are attached to the vertebrae, and the innominate bones to the sacrum, proceed to string the vertebrae again on the wires and rod.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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