New Latin, pelvis, from Greek pyelos basin; akin to Greek plynein to wash, plein to sail — more at flow
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“Pyel-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyel-. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.
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