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pelvis

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noun pel·vis \ˈpel-vəs\

Simple Definition of pelvis

  • : the wide curved bones between the spine and the leg bones

Full Definition of pelvis

plural pel·vis·es play \-və-səz\ or pel·ves play \-ˌvēz\

  1. 1 :  a basin-shaped structure in the skeleton of many vertebrates that is formed by the pelvic girdle and adjoining bones of the spine

  2. 2 :  the cavity of the pelvis

  3. 3 :  the funnel-shaped cavity of the kidney into which urine is discharged

Origin of pelvis

New Latin, from Latin, basin; perhaps akin to Old English & Old Norse full cup


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

pelvis

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noun pel·vis \ˈpel-vəs\

Medical Definition of pelvis

plural pel·vis·es \-və-səz\play or pel·ves \-ˌvēz\play

  1. 1:  a basin-shaped structure in the skeleton of many vertebrates that is formed by the pelvic girdle together with the sacrum and often various coccygeal and caudal vertebrae and that in humans is composed of the two hip bones bounding it on each side and in front while the sacrum and coccyx complete it behind

  2. 2:  pelvic cavity

  3. 3:  renal pelvis



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