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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By Reis Thebault | The Washington Post Under any circumstances, a pelvic exam is uncomfortable. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Explaining the Missouri pre-abortion exam Rachel Maddow called ‘state-sanctioned sexual assault’," 9 June 2019 Eisenberg has conducted tens of thousands of pelvic exams over the years. Jenny Jarvie,, "At the only abortion clinic left in Missouri, doctors live and work in uncertainty," 6 June 2019 Anal cancers are sometimes found through rectal exams -- part of a routine pelvic exam by a gynecologist, in Cross' case. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Actress shines light on HPV's link to anal cancers," 6 June 2019 After performing an ultrasound and a pelvic exam, the doctor left the room and returned with a nurse who presented her with a stack of pamphlets. Sarah Watts, Glamour, "Your Ob-Gyn Might Not Perform Your Abortion—Here's Why," 5 June 2019 That same weakened pelvic floor that's causing leakage is also responsible for weaker orgasms—which is also more incentive to keep practicing those Kegels. Kristi Kellogg, Glamour, "Your Vagina After Birth: 10 Things to Expect," 29 Apr. 2019 Patients are at risk of extragenital infections that can occur in the pelvic regions, or in intra-abdominal organs, bones or mouth. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "'Flesh-eating' STD allegedly reported in England," 22 Aug. 2018 Norris, 25, had successful surgery on his groin and pelvic region in early May, after going on the disabled list with a left groin strain, which has bothered him for a 2 1/2 months last season. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers prospects: Jacob Robson deserves to stay in Triple-A," 5 July 2018 The pain was excruciating, ripping through me like a knife from my pelvic wall all the way up to my rib cage. Leah Campbell, Glamour, "I Lost My Fertility at 26," 23 Apr. 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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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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