Definitions for iliumˈɪl i əm; ˈɪl i ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
il•i•umˈɪl i əm; ˈɪl i ə(n.)(pl.)il•i•a
the uppermost of the three bones of each half of the vertebrate pelvic girdle; in humans, the broad upper portion of each hipbone.
Origin of ilium:
1705–1710; < NL, special use of ML īlium, as sing. of L īlia; see ileum
Il•i•umˈɪl i əm(n.)
Category: Ancient History
Ref: Latin name of ancient Troy. 2
Troy, Ilion, Ilium(noun)
an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
The upper and widest of the three bones that make up each side of the hipbone and pelvis.
another name of Troy
Origin: From Ἴλιον.
the dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Troy (q. v.), so called from Ilus, the son of Tros, who founded the city.