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innominate



  1. A short artery arising from the aorta and giving rise to a subclavian artery (teminating in a forelimb) and a carotid artery (terminating in the head), in many birds and mammals.

  2. The innominate bone – each half of the pelvis (hip bone), when the pubis, ilium, and ischium are fused together into a single bone, as in adult mammals, reptiles, and birds.

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