\ˌɪskɪˈatɪk], \ˌɪskɪˈatɪk], \ˌɪ_s_k_ɪ__ˈa_t_ɪ_k]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
An epithet given to parts connected with the ischium. The Sciatic Notches, are formed by this bone; the Ischiatic Spine belongs to it, and gives attachment to the small sacro-sciatic ligament. The Tuberosity of the Ischium, is formed by it. It receives the insertions of different muscles of the thigh, and forms the projection on which the body rests when seated.
By Robley Dunglison
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- Regular instituted 1120, St. Norbert (whence Norbertines), at Premonstratum [L. , pointed out, it was said, by the Virgin], in Picardy. They were also called White Canons, from colour of their dress.