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iliac

Ileac \Il"e*ac\, a. [See Ileum.]

  1. (Anat.) Pertaining to the ileum. [Written also iliac.]

  2. See Iliac, 1. [R.]

    Ileac passion. (Med.) See Ileus.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
iliac

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

Wiktionary
iliac

a. Of or pertaining to the ilium.

WordNet
iliac

adj. of or relating to the ilium

Wikipedia
Iliac

Iliac can refer to one of the following:

  • Iliac artery
  • Ilium (bone)
  • Iliac vein
  • Iliac fossa
  • Iliac fascia

Usage examples of "iliac".

She handed Zach the instruments, and he guided one of them into the abdomen, pressing on the vena cava just as it divided into the iliac veins that drained the lower extremities.

Warren reported a case of the abdominal aorta which commenced at the origin of the celiac axis and passed on to the surfaces of the psoas and iliac muscles, descending to the middle of the thigh The total length of the aneurysm was 19 inches, and it measured 18 inches in circumference.

These guys implanted it in the iliac crest of the pelvis, some opted for the mastoid bone in the skull-anywhere a big bone was close to the surface.

It would have taken several minutes to burn through the epidermis and subcutaneous fat and then down through to the abdominal aorta and the iliac arteries to kill him.

I begin cutting blood vessels, severing the carotids very low at the apex, moving down to the iliac arteries and veins of the pelvis.

Immediately above the groin, it split into two iliac arteries leading to the femoral arteries in the legs.

There were specifications giving the limits of size, weight, color, water content—even curviness as determined by a procedure spelled out in detail—that defined what was a permissible iliacen.

Placing intravenous shunts in his external iliac artery and vein required minor laser surgery.

I can hardly believe that I am the same man who tied the external iliac artery, an operation requiring the nicest precision, under a heavy rifle fire at Antietam.

Her long tightly fitting black dress gave peculiar emphasis to such major bone formations as the iliac crest, and indeed the entire pelvis.

These guys implanted it in the iliac crest of the pelvis, some opted for the mastoid bone in the skull-anywhere a big bone was close to the surface.

BOYLE remarked, that two very able physicians of his acquaintance gave to a woman desperately sick of the iliac passion above a pound of crude quicksilver which remained several days in her body without producing any fatal symptom.

The pubic symphyses and iliac crests were completely gone, and only fragments of clavicle had survived.