Also called common iliac artery. either of two large arteries that conduct blood to the pelvis and the legs.
Also called external iliac artery. the outer branch of an iliac artery that becomes the femoral artery.
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How to use iliac artery in a sentence
The two veins which convey the impure blood back to the mother, to be purified, originate from the iliac artery, in the pelvis.
From the latter, vessels pass to the epigastric gland lying in front of the termination of the external iliac artery.
The deep circumflex iliac artery if possible should not be divided, but may bleed smartly and require a ligature.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery | Joseph Bell
A musket-ball had entered his groin, and divided the iliac artery; he was bleeding to death—nothing could save him.The King's Own | Captain Frederick Marryat
The common iliac artery, after a short course, divides into the internal and external iliac arteries.