sacroiliac

adjective
sa·​cro·​il·​i·​ac | \ ˌsa-krō-ˈi-lē-ˌak How to pronounce sacroiliac (audio) , ˌsā- \

Definition of sacroiliac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being the region of the joint between the sacrum and ilium sacroiliac pain

sacroiliac

noun

Definition of sacroiliac (Entry 2 of 2)

: the sacroiliac region also : its firm fibrous cartilage

Examples of sacroiliac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun According to Owen, the sacroiliac joints just beneath your spine that connect to the sacrum are similarly vulnerable, along with your wing-like hip bones. Holly Lebowitz Rossi, Good Housekeeping, "What to Do Right After You Throw Out Your Back," 26 July 2018

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First Known Use of sacroiliac

Adjective

1831, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sacroiliac

Adjective

probably from French sacro-iliaque, from New Latin sacrum + French iliaque iliac

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“Sacroiliac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacroiliac. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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sacroiliac

adjective
sa·​cro·​il·​i·​ac | \ ˌsak-rō-ˈil-ē-ˌak How to pronounce sacroiliac (audio) , ˌsā-krō- How to pronounce sacroiliac (audio) \

Medical Definition of sacroiliac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, affecting, or being the region of the joint between the sacrum and the ilium sacroiliac distress

sacroiliac

noun

Medical Definition of sacroiliac (Entry 2 of 2)

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