from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve characterised by pain radiating down through the buttocks and the back of the thigh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve, an affection characterized by paroxysmal attacks of pain in the buttock, back of the thigh, or in the leg or foot, following the course of the branches of the sciatic nerve. The name is also popularly applied to various painful affections of the hip and the parts adjoining it. See Ischiadic passion, under ischiadic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pain and tenderness in a sciatic nerve, its branches and peripheral distribution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. neuralgia along the sciatic nerve
Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from feminine of sciaticus, of the hip; see sciatic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)