sciatica

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noun sci·at·i·ca \sī-ˈa-ti-kə\

Definition of sciatica

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of sciatica

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


First Known Use: 14th century


SCIATICA Defined for English Language Learners

sciatica

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noun sci·at·i·ca \sī-ˈa-ti-kə\

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

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noun sci·at·i·ca \sī-ˈat-i-kə\

Medical Definition of sciatica

  1. :  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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