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

Examples of pelvic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since 2009, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has said that women under age 21 shouldn't get pelvic exams. Molly Longman,, "Actually, You Don’t Need That Pelvic Exam At 15," 8 Jan. 2020 Authorities were notified of the accident at 4:05 p.m. The child sustained injuries to his arm, lower leg, and pelvic and groin area, the statement said. Jordan Frias,, "9-year-old boy injured by propeller in NH boating accident," 31 Aug. 2019 In another case, a woman sustained significant injuries in her pelvic area, on her upper leg and on her right forearm. Arman Azad, CNN, "Maggots, amputations and naked thieves: Government watchdog details hospice deficiencies," 9 July 2019 With adenomyosis, your uterus may become enlarged, which translates to having a tender pelvic area and a very heavy period. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Having Cramps After Your Period Isn't 'Normal'," 25 June 2019 When babies came out feet-first or their bodies were otherwise trapped in the birth canal, doctors would have to widen the pelvic area by cutting into the cartilage and bone. Popular Science, "Chainsaws were invented to help with childbirth," 15 Jan. 2020 Some women will also experience miscarriage symptoms, such as bleeding, cramping, and pelvic pain. Leah Groth,, "Teen Mom Star Taylor Selfridge Loses Baby to 'Vanishing Twin Syndrome.' Here's What That Means," 3 Dec. 2019 Chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Report finds cases of STDs reach 30-year high in California," 8 Oct. 2019 At one visit, in the spring of 2017, Rannestad could not complete a pelvic exam because of the extreme swelling around Addimando’s vaginal and anal areas. Rachel Louise Snyder, The New Yorker, "When Can a Woman Who Kills Her Abuser Claim Self-Defense?," 20 Dec. 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

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“Pelvic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce pelvic (audio)

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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