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sacral

1

[ sey-kruhl, sak-ruhl ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to sacred rites or observances.


sacral

2

[ sey-kruhl, sak-ruhl ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the sacrum.

sacral

1

/ ˈseɪkrəl /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or associated with sacred rites


sacral

2

/ ˈseɪkrəl /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the sacrum

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sacral1

1880–85; < Latin sacr ( um ) sacred thing + -al 1

Origin of sacral2

1760–70; < New Latin sacrālis; sacrum, -al 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sacral1

C19: from Latin sacrum sacred object

Origin of sacral2

C18: from New Latin sacrālis of the sacrum

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Example Sentences

There are other groups of fossil reptiles in which the number of sacral vertebræ is in some cases less and in other cases more.

When it was examined after removal, the suspected fibroid proved to be a large sacral teratoma growing from the fœtus.

We may say, then, that in Palenque every Maya baby below ten months of age was sacral spotted, and that no Mestizo baby was.

In birds, however, some of the lymphatics open into the sacral veins, and it is doubtful whether true lymphatic glands ever occur.

The bones of the sacral vertebræ form processes similar to those which are formed from the vertebræ of the chest region.

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