sacral

1
[sey-kruh l, sak-ruh l]

Origin of sacral

1
1880–85; < Latin sacr(um) sacred thing + -al1

sacral

2
[sey-kruh l, sak-ruh l]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the sacrum.

Origin of sacral

2
1760–70; < New Latin sacrālis; see sacrum, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for sacral

sacral

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

Word Origin for sacral

C19: from Latin sacrum sacred object

sacral

2
adjective
  1. of or relating to the sacrum

Word Origin for sacral

C18: from New Latin sacrālis of the sacrum
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Word Origin and History for sacral
adj.

1767, in anatomy, "of or pertaining to the sacrum, from Modern Latin sacralis. In anthropology, "pertaining to religious rites," 1882, from Latin sacrum "sacred thing, rite" (see sacred). Related: sacralization.

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sacral in Medicine

sacral

[sākrəl]
adj.
  1. In the region of or relating to the sacrum.
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