sciatic

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adjective sci·at·ic \sī-ˈa-tik\

Definition of sciatic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or situated near the hip

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or caused by sciatica <sciatic pains>

Origin and Etymology of sciatic

Medieval French sciatique, from Late Latin sciaticus, alteration of Latin ischiadicus of sciatica, from Greek ischiadikos, from ischiad-, ischias sciatica, from ischion ischium


First Known Use: 1547


SCIATIC Defined for English Language Learners

sciatic

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adjective sci·at·ic \sī-ˈa-tik\

Definition of sciatic for English Language Learners

  • medical : relating to or near the hip


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sciatic

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adjective sci·at·ic \sī-ˈat-ik\

Medical Definition of sciatic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or situated near the hip

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or caused by sciatica <sciatic pains>

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