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[pel-vik] /ˈpɛl vɪk/
of or relating to the pelvis.
Origin of pelvic
First recorded in 1820-30; pelv(is) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The correspondence between the thoracic and pelvic limbs is notorious.

    On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart
  • He carried the pelvic viscera in his pocket to the class-room.

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • "I don't think I'll bother with pelvic measurements," he said.

    This Crowded Earth Robert Bloch
  • Her pelvic curve was classic, her legs long and not knock-kneed.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • In Dipnoi however the pelvic fins are very similar to the pectoral.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for pelvic


of, near, or relating to the pelvis
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Word Origin and History for pelvic

1830, irregularly formed from pelvis + -ic. OED prefers "the better-formed" French pelvien.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pelvic in Medicine

pelvic pel·vic (pěl'vĭk)
Of, relating to, or near the pelvis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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