sacroiliac

[sak-roh-il-ee-ak, sey-kroh-]Anatomy
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noun

the joint where the sacrum and ilium meet.

adjective

of, relating to, or affecting this joint.

Nearby words

  1. sacro-,
  2. sacroanterior position,
  3. sacrococcygeal,
  4. sacrococcygeal muscle,
  5. sacrodynia,
  6. sacrolumbar,
  7. sacroposterior position,
  8. sacrosanct,
  9. sacrosciatic,
  10. sacrospinal

Origin of sacroiliac

First recorded in 1825–35; sacro- + iliac

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Examples from the Web for sacroiliac

  • For a man who is pushing 60, I'm in pretty good shape except for my sacroiliac.

    All That Goes Up|Kirby Brooks


British Dictionary definitions for sacroiliac

sacroiliac

adjective

of or relating to the sacrum and ilium, their articulation, or their associated ligaments

noun

the joint where these bones meet
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Medicine definitions for sacroiliac

sacroiliac

[săk′rō-ĭlē-ăk′, sā′krō-]

adj.

Of, relating to, or affecting the sacrum and ilium and their articulation or associated ligaments.

n.

The sacroiliac region or cartilage.

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