pelvic

adjective

pel·​vic ˈpel-vik How to pronounce pelvic (audio)
: of, relating to, or located in or near the pelvis
pelvic noun

Examples of pelvic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Endometriosis commonly grows on the surface of the uterus, the pelvic floor, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Anna Almendrala, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 In addition to the abdominal and oblique muscles, your core also includes the diaphragm, pelvic floor and multifidus muscle, also known as your deep core. Melanie Radzicki McManus, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Early signs of pelvic floor weakening can start with urinary symptoms. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 9 Mar. 2024 The pelvic floor strength is important for all bodies. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 11 Mar. 2024 The cause of Russell’s death was determined to be pulmonary fat emboli and bleeding went into the cavity that holds the abdominal and pelvic organs. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 This overgrowth of nerves caused pelvic pain and frequent urination, some of the same symptoms people with recurrent UTIs experience. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 1 Mar. 2024 Even healthcare providers can draw few conclusions from a pelvic exam when used in isolation. Tracee Cornforth, Verywell Health, 30 Jan. 2024 Pregnancy and childbirth, along with aging, being overweight and surgery can weaken the pelvic floor muscles. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pelvic was in 1799

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Cite this Entry

“Pelvic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelvic. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

pelvic

adjective
pel·​vic ˈpel-vik How to pronounce pelvic (audio)
: of, relating to, or located in or near the pelvis
pelvic bones

Medical Definition

pelvic

1 of 2 adjective
pel·​vic ˈpel-vik How to pronounce pelvic (audio)
: of, relating to, or located in or near the pelvis
pelvic organs
pelvic pain

pelvic

2 of 2 noun
: a pelvic part

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