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sacrum

play
noun, sa·crum \ˈsa-krəm, ˈsā-\

Definition of sacrum

plural sacra play \ˈsa-krə, ˈsā-\

  1. :  the part of the vertebral column that is directly connected with or forms a part of the pelvis and in humans consists of five fused vertebrae



Origin of sacrum

New Latin, from Late Latin os sacrum last bone of the spine, literally, holy bone, translation of Greek hieron osteon


First Known Use: 1753


Medical Dictionary

sacrum

play play
noun sa·crum \ˈsak-rəm, ˈsā-krəm\

Medical Definition of sacrum

plural sacra \ˈsak-rə, ˈsā-krə\play play

  1. :  the part of the spinal column that is directly connected with or forms a part of the pelvis by articulation with the ilia and that in humans forms the dorsal wall of the pelvis and consists of five fused vertebrae diminishing in size to the apex at the lower end which bears the coccyx



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Learn More about sacrum

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "sacrum" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "sacrum"


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