Definition of sacrum
sacraplay \ˈsa-krə, ˈsā-\
: the part of the spinal column that is directly connected with or forms a part of the pelvis and in humans consists of five fused vertebrae
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Metastasis is the development of secondary malignant growths from a primary site of cancer, while the sacrum is the bone located between the two hipbones of the pelvis.
The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum.
A therapist gently manipulates the skull and sacrum (base of the spine), soft tissue and the area around the spine to improve respiration and help the room stop spinning, finishing with a classic massage to ease clenched muscles.
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Origin and Etymology of sacrum
New Latin, from Late Latin os sacrum last bone of the spine, literally, holy bone, translation of Greek hieron osteon
First Known Use: 1753See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of sacrum
sacra\ˈsak-rə, ˈsā-krə\play play
: the part of the spinal column that is directly connected with or forms a part of the pelvis by articulation with the ilia and that in humans forms the dorsal wall of the pelvis and consists of five fused vertebrae diminishing in size to the apex at the lower end which bears the coccyx
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