iliac

[ il-ee-ak ]
/ ˈɪl iˌæk /
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adjective

of, relating to, or situated near the ilium.

Nearby words

  1. ileus subparta,
  2. ilex,
  3. ilford,
  4. ilhéus,
  5. ilia,
  6. iliac artery,
  7. iliac bone,
  8. iliac bursa,
  9. iliac colon,
  10. iliac crest

Origin of iliac

First recorded in 1510–20; ili(um) + -ac

Related formstrans·il·i·ac, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for iliac

iliac

/ (ˈɪlɪˌæk) /

adjective

anatomy of or relating to the ilium
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Word Origin and History for iliac

iliac

adj.

1510s, "pertaining to the disease ileus or colic," from French iliaque or directly from Late Latin iliacus, from ilium "flank, side, entrails" (see ileum).

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Medicine definitions for iliac

iliac

[ ĭlē-ăk′ ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or situated near the ilium.

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Science definitions for iliac

ilium

[ ĭlē-əm ]

Plural ilia

The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
Related formsiliac adjective

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