Recent Examples on the WebSince acupuncture alleviates pressure, this ancient practice may help relax the muscles of your pelvis and uterus.—Kimberly Zapata, Parents, 31 Aug. 2023 Plus, all that blood flow down there will make your partner's pelvis against your clit feel even more amazing than usual.—Jessica Migala, Women's Health, 28 Aug. 2023 One deputy was shot in his ballistic vest and suffered a ricochet wound that fractured his pelvis and the other deputy was struck in the upper left arm.—oregonlive, 26 July 2023 At the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, Clark described corruption and neglect, which led to his falling from his bunk while experiencing vertigo in 2021, breaking his pelvis, and being left to suffer overnight despite his pleas for help.—Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 11 July 2023 During their investigation, investigators discovered a second piece of luggage containing a human torso and small landscaping rocks, as well as a third carrying a woman's pelvis and more rocks.—Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2023 In total, paleontologists uncovered 13 vertebrae, four ribs and part of a pelvis from an area known as the Pisco Formation.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Aug. 2023 Wiley suffered a ruptured bladder, a cracked pelvis, and needed medical attention to retrieve the bullet still lodged in her abdomen, the GoFundMe post states.—Amaris Encinas, USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 Tighten your abs, shifting your pelvis slightly in front of you.—Brett Williams, Men's Health, 13 July 2023 See More
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New Latin, from Latin, basin; perhaps akin to Old English & Old Norse full cup
: a basin-shaped structure in the skeleton of many vertebrates that is formed by the pelvic girdle and adjoining bones of the spine and that in humans is bounded laterally by the two hip bones, anteriorly by the pubis, and posteriorly by the sacrum and coccyx see also false pelvis, true pelvis