sa·​cral | \ ˈsa-krəl How to pronounce sacral (audio) , ˈsā- How to pronounce sacral (audio) \

Definition of sacral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or lying near the sacrum the sacral region of the spinal cord
sa·​cral | \ ˈsā-krəl How to pronounce sacral (audio) , ˈsa- How to pronounce sacral (audio) \

Definition of sacral (Entry 2 of 2)

: holy, sacred sacral authority

First Known Use of sacral

Adjective (1)

1767, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sacral

Adjective (2)

Latin sacr-, sacer — more at sacred

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The first known use of sacral was in 1767

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“Sacral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacral. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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sacral

adjective
sa·​cral | \ ˈsak-rəl How to pronounce sacral (audio) , ˈsā-krəl How to pronounce sacral (audio) \

Medical Definition of sacral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or lying near the sacrum the sacral region of the spinal cord

sacral

noun

Medical Definition of sacral (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sacral vertebra or sacral nerve

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