iliac

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

Definition of iliac 

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

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The giving process involves taking bone marrow from the iliac crest of the hipbone while the donor is under anesthesia or collecting peripheral blood stem cells in a process similar to donating blood platelets. Brooke Henderson, miamiherald, "Want to save a life? Cuban American searches for bone marrow donor," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of iliac

1541, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iliac

Late Latin iliacus, from Latin ilium

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The first known use of iliac was in 1541

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iliac

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