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Iliac Crest - Definition

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Updated May 07, 2008

Iliac Crest

Iliac Crest

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Definition: The iliac crest is the thick curved upper border of the ilium, the most prominent bone on the pelvis. You can feel the iliac crest by pushing your hands on your sides at your waist, feeling for the bone and following it down and to the front.
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