iliac

adjective il·i·ac \ ˈi-lē-ˌak \
variants: or less commonly ilial play \ˈi-lē-əl\

Definition of iliac

: of, relating to, or located on or near the ilium

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Origin and Etymology of iliac

Late Latin iliacus, from Latin ilium


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iliac

adjective il·i·ac \ ˈil-ē-ˌak \
variants: also ilial play \ˈil-ē-əl\

medical Definition of iliac

1 : of, relating to, or located near the ilium
  • the iliac bone
2 : of or relating to either of the lowest lateral abdominal regions

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