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 Boone lived for 11 days after the collision, but was left paralyzed in the lower extremities, with spinal and pelvic fractures and internal bleeding. William Lee,, "Prosecutors said medical driver ID’d former boyfriend as person who ran her over before her death: ‘It was London’," 20 Dec. 2020 Spriggs punched Curl, who then pulled out a gun and shot both paramedics approximately three times each in the chest, pelvic and abdomen areas, according to the news release. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, "Man killed after shooting, injuring paramedics in Pine Bluff, police say," 17 Dec. 2020 Pierce was hospitalized for a pelvic fracture but has been released, the deputy chief said. oregonlive, "Cleaning crew left holding cell open, allowing attempted murder suspect to escape, Portland police say," 4 Jan. 2021 Ultimately, scar tissue and adhesions can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other, according to the Mayo Clinic. Los Angeles Times, "Actors Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund are new parents to a baby boy," 29 Dec. 2020 To treat her ovarian cancer, Sarah N. underwent a full hysterectomy, abdominal debulking, the removal of 14 pounds of tumors and 37 pelvic lymph nodes, as well as six rounds of chemotherapy. Genevieve Richardson, SELF, "Why I Refuse to Use Cancer Metaphors About a ‘War,’ ‘Fight,’ or ‘Battle’," 7 Dec. 2020 One former member, Sarah Edmondson, disclosed details of a sordid branding ceremony using a cauterising pen over the women's pelvic area. Sarah Midkiff,, "NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Keith Raniere Sentenced To 120 Years In Prison," 28 Oct. 2020 Doctors made tiny incisions on the back of both sides of his pelvic bone and used hollow needles to withdraw a small amount of his liquid marrow. Ginny Graves, Good Housekeeping, "Searching for Bone Marrow Can Be Harrowing For Anyone — But It's Especially Difficult for People of Color," 17 Nov. 2020 Nute also suffered head trauma, as well as multiple bruises and abrasions to his face, head, neck, shoulders, chest, pelvic area, back, arms, legs, hands and feet, according to the lawsuit. Ashley Remkus |, al, "Three Alabama jailers beat man until they broke bones in his face, says federal lawsuit," 5 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pelvic

1799, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2021

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“Pelvic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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