Definition of iliac in English:


Syllabification: il·i·ac
Pronunciation: /ˈilēˌak


Of or relating to the ilium or the nearby regions of the lower body: the iliac artery
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  • Aneurysms of the infrarenal abdominal aorta and iliac arteries coexist to such a degree that they may be considered a single clinical entity.
  • At this level the bifurcation of the abdominal aorta into common iliac arteries has almost been completed.
  • This dilation may extend into the iliac arteries or above the renal vessels.


early 16th century: from late Latin iliacus, from ilia 'entrails'.

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