Recent Examples of pelvis from the Web
More troubles have followed for Jay, who is now fighting a second fungal infection in his pelvis, hip and right arm.
Sebastien Bourdais returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, eight days after a scary crash that left the Frenchman with a fractured pelvis, hip and two ribs.
The tub of his car collapsed and Bourdais was left with a fractured pelvis, hip and ribs.
Bourdais underwent surgery to repair injuries to his hip and pelvis.
He was treated at the UAB Trauma Center for a fractured pelvis and bleeding in the brain, said his aunt, Connie Logan, an executive assistant at Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.
The woman was hospitalized with a broken pelvis, police said.
The receiver lies down on a bed with their hips and ass tilted up and a pillow under their pelvis.
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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: 1615
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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