American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or situated near the ilium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the ileum; ileac. Also iliacal.
- Of or pertaining to the ilium or flank-bone.
- n. An iliac artery.
- Of or pertaining to ancient Ilium, or to the Trojan, war; Ilian: as, “the Iliac cycle,”
- adj. Of or pertaining to the ilium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to ancient Ilium, or Troy.
- adj. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the ilium, or dorsal bone of the pelvis.
- adj. rare See Ileac, 1.
- adj. of or relating to the ilium
- From Latin īliacus. (Wiktionary)
“When the pus forms in front of the joint, it may spread laterally in the iliac fossa as an _iliac abscess_ or may gravitate downwards in the hollow of the sacrum and emerge on the buttock through the sacro-sciatic foramen -- _sub-gluteal abscess_.”
“The right common iliac is shorter than the left, nearly vertical in its direction, and ascends behind and then lateral to its corresponding artery.”
“The lengths of the common iliac and hypogastric arteries bear an inverse proportion to each other, the hypogastric artery being long when the common iliac is short, and vice versa.”
“Dr. Leibel recommends locating the "bony landmarks" -- the last rib and the top of the hipbone (also known as the iliac crest) -- and measuring halfway in between.”
“It presents a large, smooth, concave surface, called the iliac fossa, which gives origin to the Iliacus and is perforated at its inner part by a nutrient canal; and below this a smooth, rounded border, the arcuate line, which runs downward, forward, and medialward.”
“The posterior portion, known as the iliac tuberosity, is elevated and rough, for the attachment of the posterior sacroiliac ligaments and for the origins of the Sacrospinalis and Multifidus.”
“Just below the line of the iliac crest, especially marked in fat subjects, is a shallow groove termed the iliac furrow, while in the site of the inguinal ligament a sharper fold known as the fold of the groin is easily distinguishable.”
“He had one daughter, and there his hopes of posterity ended; for soon afterward his wife died of a violent illness which the doctors called iliac passion.”
“The bone marrow was taken from the top of the pelvic bone, an area called the iliac crest.”
“Most athletes suffering from IE see constriction in their exterior artery, but he had it in both the exterior and common iliac.”
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