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iliac Syllabification: il·i·ac
Pronunciation: /ˈilēˌak/

Definition of iliac in English:


Of or relating to the ilium or the nearby regions of the lower body: the iliac artery
More example sentences
  • 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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