pelvic cavity

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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27 Jan 2020

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“Pelvic cavity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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