- of, relating to, or situated near the ilium.
Origin of iliac
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Examples from the Web for iliac
The country doctors again brought in a verdict of iliac passion.Mauprat
At the left groin, the iliac vein was greatly distended with pus.
She drew the girl to the window and pointed to a group of dim figures near the iliac bushes.The Two Vanrevels
It is not united with its fellow, and is represented by a plate with slightly developed pubic and iliac processes.
The iliac section never articulates with the vertebral column.
- anatomy of or relating to the ilium
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Word Origin and History for iliac
1510s, "pertaining to the disease ileus or colic," from French iliaque or directly from Late Latin iliacus, from ilium "flank, side, entrails" (see ileum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or situated near the ilium.
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- The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
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