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sacral1

[sey-kruh l, sak-ruh l] /ˈseɪ krəl, ˈsæk rəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to sacred rites or observances.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin sacr(um) sacred thing + -al1

sacral2

[sey-kruh l, sak-ruh l] /ˈseɪ krəl, ˈsæk rəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the sacrum.
Origin
1760-70; < Neo-Latin sacrālis; see sacrum, -al1
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Examples for sacral
  • For example, in this post the blogger is separating out the pragmatic view from the moral and sacral viewpoints.
  • The deep muscles of the back extend from the sacral to the occipital region and vary much in length and size.
  • It may have only one or two sacral attachments or be inserted in to the capsule of the hip-joint.
British Dictionary definitions for sacral

sacral1

/ˈseɪkrəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or associated with sacred rites
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sacrum sacred object

sacral2

/ˈseɪkrəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the sacrum
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin sacrālis of the sacrum
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Word Origin and History for sacral
adj.

1767, in anatomy, "of or pertaining to the sacrum, from Modern Latin sacralis. In anthropology, "pertaining to religious rites," 1882, from Latin sacrum "sacred thing, rite" (see sacred). Related: sacralization.

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sacral in Medicine

sacral sa·cral (sā'krəl)
adj.
In the region of or relating to the sacrum.

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