Recent Examples of pelvis from the Web
When enough tension builds, the muscles might spasm, causing pain in the lower back, pelvis, and butt.
Hospital officials have said Scalise, 51, would need multiple operations and many weeks to recover after a single bullet tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding.
An adult in the SUV was hospitalized with a broken pelvis, while two children in the car were also injured, one with a broken jaw.
A straight girl, with the strength of merlot, will stand in front of you, stick her pelvis out and rub it on you.
The reason, Stoddard speculates, is that round eggs require a wider pelvis than ones that are more elongated.
In the Bourdais crash, the forces were so high, the foam fractured his pelvis.
Scalise was fielding balls at second base during the practice Wednesday when he was shot in the hip, and sustained serious injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.
Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.
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Origin and Etymology of pelvis
New Latin, from Latin, basin; perhaps akin to Old English & Old Norse full cup
First Known Use: 1615See Words from the same year
PELVIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pelvis for English Language Learners
: the wide curved bones between the spine and the leg bones
PELVIS Defined for Kids
Definition of pelvis for Students
: the bowl-shaped part of the skeleton that includes the hip bones and the lower bones of the backbone
Medical Definition of pelvis
1: a basin-shaped structure in the skeleton of many vertebrates that is formed by the pelvic girdle together with the sacrum and often various coccygeal and caudal vertebrae and that in humans is composed of the two hip bones bounding it on each side and in front while the sacrum and coccyx complete it behind
3: renal pelvis
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