ilium(redirected from flank bone)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
ancient city made famous by Homer's account of the Trojan War. It is also called Ilion or, in Latin, Ilium. Its site is almost universally accepted as the mound now named Hissarlik, in Asian Turkey, c.4 mi (6.4 km) from the mouth of the Dardanelles.
..... Click the link for more information. .
Either of a pair of bones forming the superior portion of the pelvis bone in vertebrates.
the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone