forms the lower and back part of the hip bone
). The word comes from the Greek ischion
, meaning "hip." (Taber's, 1985).
Situated below the ilium and behind the pubis, it is one of these three bones whose fusion creates the coxa.
It is divisible into three portions:
It is the strongest of the coxal bones.
- - "The Male Pelvis: Hip Bone"