il·i·um /ˈɪlɪəm/ 名詞
Il·i·um n. Anat. 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. [Written also ilion, and ileum.]
1. Anat. The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine. [Written also ileon, and ilium.]
2. Anat. See Ilium. [R.]
Note: ☞ Most modern writers restrict ileum to the division of the intestine and ilium to the pelvic bone.
n 1: an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the
Trojan War [syn: Troy, Ilion]
2: the upper and widest of the three bones making up the