Ischium (bone)

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Bone: Ischium of pelvis
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Pelvic girdle
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Left hip-joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis. (Ischium labeled at bottom left.)
Latin os ischii
Gray's subject #57 234
MeSH Ischium
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The ischium forms the lower and back part of the hip bone. It is situated below the ilium. The word comes from the Greek ischion, meaning "hip." (Taber's, 1985)

It is divisible into three portions:

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