pelvic

[pel-vik]
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adjective

of or relating to the pelvis.

Nearby words

  1. pelting,
  2. peltingly,
  3. pelton wheel,
  4. peltry,
  5. pelvi-,
  6. pelvic arch,
  7. pelvic axis,
  8. pelvic cavity,
  9. pelvic cellulitis,
  10. pelvic diaphragm

Origin of pelvic

First recorded in 1820–30; pelv(is) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for pelvic

pelvic

adjective

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

pelvic

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for pelvic

pelvic

[pĕlvĭk]

adj.

Of, relating to, or near the pelvis.

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