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Ischium: one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
Source: WordNet 2.1
Ischium: The ischium is one of the three bones that form the bony pelvis. There is one pair of L-shaped ischium bones in the lowest portion of the bony pelvis. The ischium is fused in adults with the pubis and the ilium. The functions of the ischium include forming a portion of the acetabulum and hip joint, providing protection to some organs of the urinary system and the reproductive system, and bearing the weight of the upper body when sitting.
Parts of the ischium include the body of the ischium, superior ramus of the ischium, and inferior ramus of the ischium. Conditions that can afflict the ischium include Paget's disease of bone, arthritis, trauma, osteomyelitis, cancer, inflammation and fracture.
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