pelvic girdle


Definition of pelvic girdle

: a bony or cartilaginous arch that supports the hind limbs of a vertebrate

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Recent Examples on the Web Bø said there is strong evidence that training the pelvic girdle can help with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "The enduring mystery of the postpartum pooch," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of pelvic girdle

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Pelvic girdle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of pelvic girdle

: a bony or cartilaginous arch that supports the hind limbs of a vertebrate, that corresponds to the shoulder girdle of the forelimbs but is usually more rigid and firmly attached to the spinal column, and that consists in lower forms of a single cartilage which is replaced in higher forms including humans by paired hip bones articulating solidly with the sacrum dorsally and with one another at the pubic symphysis

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