iliac crest

noun

Medical Definition of iliac crest

: the thick curved upper border of the ilium

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“Iliac crest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/iliac%20crest. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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