il·​i·​ac ˈi-lē-ˌak How to pronounce iliac (audio)
variants or less commonly ilial
: of, relating to, or located on or near the ilium

Examples of iliac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Per the autopsy, Garrison's blood alcohol level was .307% based on his iliac blood analysis and .370% based on his vitreous analysis. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 My partner is 71 and was diagnosed with heart failure one year ago, but one month later, he was diagnosed with an iliac arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 3 July 2023 Walker had injuries to his face, heart, both lungs, liver, spleen, left kidney, intestines, pelvis, iliac artery and several bones in his legs, according to the medical examiner. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 10 Apr. 2023 Size Backpacks are sized according to torso length (as measured from your bony C7 vertebrae at the base of your neck to your iliac crest at the top of your hip bone) and hip belt width. Ryan Wichelns, Popular Mechanics, 2 Mar. 2023 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, 2 June 2017

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Word History


Late Latin iliacus, from Latin ilium

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iliac was in 1541

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Cite this Entry

“Iliac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


il·​i·​ac ˈil-ē-ˌak How to pronounce iliac (audio)
: of, relating to, or located on or near the ilium
an iliac spine

Medical Definition


il·​i·​ac ˈil-ē-ˌak How to pronounce iliac (audio)
variants also ilial
: of, relating to, or located near the ilium
the iliac bone
: of or relating to either of the lowest lateral abdominal regions
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