ili-, ilio-

(Latin: hip bone)

A combining form denoting the illium or one of the broad upper bones of the pelvis.

iliococcygeal
iliocolotomy
iliocostal
Relating to the ilium and the ribs; denoting muscles passing between the two parts.
iliodorsal
iliofemoral
iliofemoroplasty
iliohypogastric
iliolumbar
iliometer
iliopelvic
Relating to the iliac (lower part of the small intestine) region and the cavity of the pelvis.
iliosacral
iliotibial
ilium
1. The broad, upper portion of either hipbone.
2. The upper part of the bony pelvis which forms the receptacle for the head of the femur at the hip joint.
3. The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis; also called: iliac bone.

This ilium should not be confused with the ileum which refers to the "intestine" or the "colon".