pelvic cavity

noun
plural pelvic cavities

Definition of pelvic cavity

: the cavity within the bones of the pelvis (see pelvis sense 1) that is continuous above with the abdominal cavity and contains the internal reproductive organs, urinary bladder, sigmoid colon, and rectum Endometriosis, for example, is a disorder in which fragments of the uterine lining migrate to other parts of the pelvic cavity, which can cause obstructions in the fallopian tubes, among other problems.Parenting

First Known Use of pelvic cavity

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Pelvic cavity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelvic%20cavity. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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pelvic cavity

noun

Medical Definition of pelvic cavity

: the cavity of the pelvis comprising in humans a broad upper and a more contracted lower part — compare false pelvis, true pelvis abdomen sense 1c

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