pel·​vic | \ ˈpel-vik How to pronounce pelvic (audio) \

Definition of pelvic

: of, relating to, or located in or near the pelvis

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pelvic noun

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This latest share featured an image of the model in a vanity mirror, from her pelvic bone to her chest. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Posts a Naked Selfie on Instagram," 18 Sep. 2018 In 2000, during my semiannual pelvic sonogram, my OB/GYN Thomas Magovern discovered a uterine polyp. Ruth O. Selig, Washington Post, "Years ago when my twin got breast cancer I took drastic action and am grateful I did," 28 May 2018 If gone untreated, these diseases can cause infertility, pregnancy complications, chronic pelvic pain, and increased susceptibility to HIV. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "STD Rates Have Hit an All-Time High in the U.S.—And Here’s Why," 29 Aug. 2018 Early symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include pelvic pain and light vaginal bleeding, according to the Mayo Clinic, but this can eventually progress into severe abdominal pain due to internal bleeding, extreme lightheadedness, and fainting. Korin Miller, SELF, "The Truth About Getting Pregnant When You Have an IUD," 27 Dec. 2018 Plus, some people will also get flu-like symptoms, such as tiredness, aches, and swollen glands and lymph nodes in the pelvic area and neck. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Is Herpes and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 11 Dec. 2018 This type of ultrasound can be useful if your doctor needs to get a good look at your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, or general pelvic area, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Expect Before, During, and After a Transvaginal Ultrasound," 25 Sep. 2018 The pelvic area was further highlighted on a pair of pants that boasted a green outline of the underwear’s V-shape silhouette. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Are You Ready for the Return of Tighty-Whities? Gucci Sure Is," 25 Sep. 2018 In a small clinical study conducted in Italy in the 1990s, researchers compared BBT and other natural methods (such as tracking ferning and luteinizing hormone in urine) to pelvic ultrasonography data—a surefire way to pinpoint ovulation. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "“Natural” birth-control app dogged by unwanted pregnancies gets FDA approval," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of pelvic

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pelvic was in 1799

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English Language Learners Definition of pelvic

: relating to or located in or near the pelvis


pel·​vic | \ ˈpel-vik How to pronounce pelvic (audio) \

Medical Definition of pelvic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or located in or near the pelvis pelvic organs pelvic pain



Medical Definition of pelvic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pelvic part

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