sciatica

noun sci·at·i·ca \ sī-ˈa-ti-kə \

Definition of sciatica

:pain along the course of a sciatic nerve especially in the back of the thigh; broadly :pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts

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Origin and Etymology of sciatica

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of sciaticus


SCIATICA Defined for English Language Learners

sciatica

noun

Definition of sciatica for English Language Learners

  • medical : pain in the lower back, hip, and especially the back of the thigh that is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve


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sciatica

noun sci·at·i·ca \ sī-ˈat-i-kə \

medical Definition of sciatica

:pain along the course of a sciatic nerve especially in the back of the thigh caused by compression, inflammation, or reflex mechanisms; broadly :pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts

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