American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinīlium (“lower abdomen”), from īle (“flank”).
From LatinIlium, from Ancient Greek Ἴλιον (Ilion).
Ilium Sentence Examples
After the restoration of the temple the senate sent ambassadors in 76 to Erythrae to collect the oracles afresh and they brought back about 1000 verses; others were collected in Ilium, Samos, Sicily, Italy and Africa.
(2) Dorsals, those which begin with the first thoracic rib, and end at the last that is not fused with the ilium.
The most anterior part of the ilium often overlaps one or more short lumbar ribs and fuses with them, or even a long, complete thoracic rib.
Similarly during the growth of the bird the posterior end of the ilium connects itself with the transverse processes of vertebrae which were originally free, thus transforming them from caudals into secondary post-sacrals.