Definition of sciatic in English:


Syllabification: sci·at·ic
Pronunciation: /sīˈatik


  • 1Of or relating to the hip.
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    • It arises from the lumbosacral plexus and then enters the thigh through the greater sciatic foramen.
    • When inferior branches are absent, they are sometimes replaced by branches from the middle rectal, gluteal, and sciatic arteries.
    • Patients with the piriformis syndrome will have pain with passive internal rotation and palpation of the sciatic notch, as well as with active external rotation.
  • 1.1Of or affecting the sciatic nerve.
  • 1.2Suffering from or liable to sciatica.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/


early 16th century (as a noun denoting sciatica): from French sciatique, via late Latin from Greek iskhiadikos 'relating to the hips, subject to sciatica', from iskhion 'hip joint'.

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