sci·​at·​ic | \ sī-ˈa-tik How to pronounce sciatic (audio) \

Definition of sciatic

1 : of, relating to, or situated near the hip
2 : of, relating to, or caused by sciatica sciatic pains

Examples of sciatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This mimics sciatic injuries in people, which are known to cause persistent pain. Quanta Magazine, 28 July 2022 In the lower limbs, for example, at least five nerves could be entrapped: the peroneal, tibial, rural, femoral, and sciatic. Elizabeth Carey, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2021 The posterior tibial and plantar nerves are part of the sciatic tract, which runs from the spine to the tips of the toes. Jordan Duncan, Outside Online, 12 May 2021 The Vatican says Francis will not lead the Vatican’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations due to sciatic pain. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 6 June 2021 Pseudarthrosis — a condition that occurs following an unsuccessful spinal fusion surgery — bursitis and bicep tendinitis in her shoulders came later, along with carpal tunnel syndrome and severe sciatic pain. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2021 His head throbbed from the previous night's caipirinhas, his back ached from an inflamed sciatic nerve, and his cell phone was screaming like the dawn chorus. Alex French, Esquire, 15 Aug. 2017 The doctor said Ericson lost a lot of soft tissue on the back of her leg and buttocks in the attack, and suffered severe damage to her sciatic nerve. Teri Figueroa,, 28 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of sciatic

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for sciatic

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

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“Sciatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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sci·​at·​ic | \ sī-ˈat-ik How to pronounce sciatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of sciatic

1 : of, relating to, or situated near the hip
2 : of, relating to, or caused by sciatica sciatic pains


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