Adjective "iliac" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɪlɪak/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the ilium or the nearby regions of the lower body.
  1. 'At this level the bifurcation of the abdominal aorta into common iliac arteries has almost been completed.'
  2. 'The other case showed a similar appearance with mild induration and mild swelling in the right iliac region.'
  3. 'Aneurysms of the infrarenal abdominal aorta and iliac arteries coexist to such a degree that they may be considered a single clinical entity.'

Definitions

1. of, relating to, or situated near the ilium.

More examples(as adjective)

"arteries can be iliac."

"fossas can be iliac."

"veins can be iliac."

"dossas can be iliac."

"crests can be iliac."

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Origin

Early 16th century: from late Latin iliacus, from ilia ‘entrails’.