a bone resulting from the fusion of two or more vertebrae between the lumbar and the coccygeal regions, in humans being composed usually of five fused vertebrae and forming the posterior wall of the pelvis.
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How to use sacrum in a sentence
After all, they long possessed the byproduct of that surgery: the carne vera sacra, the real holy flesh, as the locals called it.
He was engaged 36 years on the Critica Sacra, a work of prodigious labor and great merit.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Later on South Africa had become the lure to all who suffered from the auri sacra fames.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV. | Charles L. Graves
The birthday (dies natalis, sacra natalicia) was celebrated in ancient times.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2 | Ernst Eckstein
Qui cum Romam venisset, ut populum ferum religione mitigaret, sacra plurima instituit.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
Qu cum Rmam vnisset, ut6 populum ferum religine mtigret, sacra plrima nstituit.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
British Dictionary definitions for sacrum
(in man) the large wedge-shaped bone, consisting of five fused vertebrae, in the lower part of the back
the corresponding part in some other vertebrates
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Scientific definitions for sacrum
A triangular bone at the base of the spine, above the coccyx (tailbone), that forms the rear section of the pelvis. In humans it is made up of five vertebrae that fuse together by adulthood. See more at skeleton.
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