- of, pertaining to, situated near, or affecting the ischium or back of the hip.
- affecting the hip or the sciatic nerves.
- a sciatic part, as a nerve, vein, or artery.
Origin of sciatic
Examples from the Web for sciatic
Historical Examples of sciatic
It was too near the head of the sciatic nerve, and hurt him unusually.
But after he had been about for two days, back came the sciatic pains.
His face was flushed with that drilling anguish in his sciatic nerve.
Appearance of epilepsy also in animals born of parents having been rendered epileptic by the section of the sciatic nerve.Essays on Life, Art and Science
She suffered greatly from sciatic rheumatism, inherited from several generations.Praying for Money
Russell H. Conwell
- anatomy of or relating to the hip or the hipbone
- of, relating to, or afflicted with sciatica
Word Origin for sciatic
Word Origin and History for sciatic
"pertaining to the hip," also in reference to the large nerve from the pelvis to the thigh, 1540s, from Middle French sciatique (14c.), from Medieval Latin sciaticus (see sciatica).
- Of or relating to the ischium or to the region of the hipbone in which it is located.
- Of or relating to sciatica.