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English definition of “iliac”

iliac

adjective     /ˈɪl.i.æk/ US  // specialized
relating to the ilium (= the widest of the three bones that form the pelvis ): The surgical implantation of iliac screws has been used successfully to correct spinal deformities .Bone structures
(Definition of iliac adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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