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The bone formed from the fusion of the ilium, ischium, and pubis; the hipbone.
- ‘The rest of the pelvis is sometimes called the innominate bone (one having no name, and sharing that dubious distinction with a large vein and a large artery further up the body) and consists of the ilium, ischium, and pubis.’
- ‘Three pelvic bones (ie, ilium, ischium, pubis) form the innominate bone.’
- ‘In the hands of an experienced observer, over 90% of skeletons will be assigned to the correct sex when the innominate bone alone is examined.’
- ‘Other bones involved in decreasing frequency: the humerus, ulna, femur, fibula, and radius, rarely in the innominate bone, ribs, spine, hand and foot.’
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