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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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 Her idea was to put the egg in and walk around all day with it in, which would lead to inappropriate muscle clenching, and that’s not how pelvic weights are meant to be used. Eric Johnson, Recode, "The internet’s favorite Goop critic Dr. Jen Gunter says ‘medical conspiracy theories’ are running amok online," 20 Aug. 2018 After the first race of the season, Sebastian Bourdais is now P-1 as the Frenchman proved immediately e has completely recovered from the devastating pelvic injury at the 2017 Indianapolis 500 that knocked him out of the bulk of last season. Elton Alexander,, "IndyCar 2018: Live scoring, TV, live streaming, updates for Phoenix Grand Prix," 6 Apr. 2018 Vikings’ height advantage has been big factor Ems said his hamstring ailments trace to a pelvic injury as a freshman. Phil Anastasia,, "Ryan Ems powers Eastern boys' basketball past Rancocas Valley," 1 Mar. 2018 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

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First Known Use of pelvic

1799, in the meaning defined above

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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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