[ pel-vik ]


  1. of or relating to the pelvis.


/ ˈpɛlvɪk /


  1. of, near, or relating to the pelvis

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pelvic1

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

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Example Sentences

Experts say pelvic floor therapy, pads, and nighttime drainage bags can help address such incontinence.

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An IUD called the Dalkon Shield became popular in the 1970s, but it was later linked to serious health problems including pelvic inflammatory disease, leading physicians to stop recommending it.

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She barely jogged, focusing instead on pelvic-floor physical therapy to build back her base.

Battles teaches her clients early on to stop holding their breath and bearing down on their pelvic floors.

Myofascial tissue, such as the pelvic floor and the abdominal wall, begins to expand from the inside out.

A tutu clad Swift refuses to pirouette with her fellow ballerinas, preferring to pelvic thrust like a rebel instead.

I was in pain everywhere, my pelvic area was in excruciating pain.

When tests were carried out on a pelvic bone, the startling scale of the discovery began to emerge.

“I was in lotus pose, focusing on breathing and lifting the muscles of my pelvic floor,” she said.

A subsequent tweet said he Obama been “shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown,” and had “bled out.”

This is not the case in the higher forms, and in the highest apes the pelvic bones approach those of man.

Symptoms should not be mistaken for causes, but pelvic diseases at least aggravate a tendency toward mental unbalance.

The position means the particular direction in which the presenting part of the Ftus is placed in relation to the Pelvic straits.

After being six hours in labor, the os uteri was fully expanded, and the head well down in the pelvic cavity.

The pectorals, too, are present in nearly all fishes, while the pelvic pair are rather more frequently absent than the pectorals.


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