pel·vic | \ˈpel-vik \

Definition of pelvic 

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

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pelvic noun

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There are more than 60 clinical publications available in support of our pelvic floor products. J.d. Capelouto,, "‘60 Minutes’ looks at lawsuits against Boston Scientific," 14 May 2018 And despite having two beautiful boys, Zakary and Levi, Sarah's pregnancies had been a challenge—forcing her in and out of the hospital with illness, and even breaking her pelvic bone. Christina Oehler, Woman's Day, "These Moving Photos Show What Happens When Parents Adopt a Baby with a Moment's Notice," 28 July 2015 Fans around the world have tried to imitate his smooth slides and spins, his racy crotch grab and pelvic thrust and, of course, his trademark moonwalk, with varying degrees of success. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity," 22 May 2018 The filings also say that slaves in DOS were branded in the pelvic region with Raniere's initials. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "NXIVM: Judge denies bail for founder of alleged sex cult tied to Allison Mack," 12 June 2018 Levine alleges in court filings that Joon never even gave her a manual pelvic exam, instead simply asking her about menstrual cramps and then performing an ultrasound. Fox News, "Woman hit with defamation lawsuit by doctor over negative Yelp review," 29 May 2018 Even with ultrasounds and other imaging, endometriosis may be mistaken for – or occur along with – other conditions that cause pelvic pain such as irritable bowel syndrome. Marie Mccullough,, "Frustrated endometriosis patients fuel surge in activism while seeking answers," 12 Apr. 2018 Patients typically experience symptoms resembling those of a urinary tract infection, minus the actual infection: the burning, the urgency, the constant need to pee, the overall pelvic pain and discomfort. Simone Gorrindo, The Cut, "Living With a Disease That Feels Like a Never-ending UTI," 3 July 2018 In the 1970s, serious safety concerns surrounding one particular brand of IUD — reports of pelvic infection, infertility, even death — caused the FDA to ban the device, and soon other IUDs were pulled from the market. Carolyn Todd, Allure, "The History and Evolution of Birth Control in America," 12 July 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 \

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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