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sciatic

[ sahy-at-ik ]

adjective

, Anatomy.
  1. of, pertaining to, situated near, or affecting the ischium or back of the hip.
  2. affecting the hip or the sciatic nerves.


noun

  1. a sciatic part, as a nerve, vein, or artery.

sciatic

/ saɪˈætɪk /

adjective

  1. anatomy of or relating to the hip or the hipbone
  2. of, relating to, or afflicted with sciatica


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Other Words From

  • sci·ati·cal·ly adverb
  • nonsci·atic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sciatic1

1535–45; < Medieval Latin sciaticus, alteration of Greek ischiadikós ischiadic ( def )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sciatic1

C16: from French sciatique, from Late Latin sciaticus, from Latin ischiadicus relating to pain in the hip, from Greek iskhiadikos, from iskhia hip joint
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Example Sentences

This helps to reduce pressure along your back, sciatic, and pelvis.

But at intervals, throughout the rest of his life, the sciatic nerve would remind him of that lonely watch.

When Steve and Nancy reached home they found Mr. Follet in bed suffering intensely with sciatic pains.

Mr. Follet was complaining of some sciatic pain, but tried to throw it off with his usual nervous energy.

The great sciatic nerve was injured, but the woman recovered, though she remained lame.

In one remarkable instance a patient complained of sciatic pain fifteen days after hysterectomy.

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