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sciatic nerve

noun

Simple Definition of sciatic nerve

  • medical : a nerve that goes from the lower back down the back of the leg

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sciatic nerve

  1. :  either of the pair of largest nerves in the body that arise one on each side from the nerve plexus supplying the posterior limb and pelvic region and that pass out of the pelvis and down the back of the thigh

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First Known Use of sciatic nerve

1741

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Medical Dictionary

sciatic nerve

noun

Medical Definition of sciatic nerve

  1. :  either of the pair of largest nerves in the body that arise one on each side from the sacral plexus and that pass out of the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen and down the back of the thigh to its lower third where division into the tibial and common peroneal nerves occurs




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