- (in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts.
- (in humans) the arch formed by the ilium, ischium, and pubis.
Origin of pelvic girdle
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called pelvic arch.
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- the skeletal structure to which the lower limbs in man, and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates, are attached
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- pelvic girdle
- A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins.pelvic arch
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