[il-ee-ak] /ˈɪl iˌæk/

of, relating to, or situated near the .
(anatomy) of or relating to the ilium

1510s, “pertaining to the disease ileus or colic,” from French iliaque or directly from Late Latin iliacus, from ilium “flank, side, entrails” (see ileum).

iliac il·i·ac (ĭl’ē-āk’)
Of, relating to, or situated near the ilium.
Plural ilia
The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.

iliac adjective


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