iliac artery: Meaning and Definition of

il'iac ar'tery

Pronunciation: [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. Also calledeither of two large arteries that conduct blood to the pelvis and the legs.
  2. Also calledthe outer branch of an iliac artery that becomes the femoral artery.
  3. Also calledthe inner branch of an iliac artery that conducts blood to the gluteal region.
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