Innominate bone

Definition of 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.

See also: Innominate

Related Words

acetabulum, bone, cotyloid cavity, hip, hipbone, os, pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis
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