pelvic girdle

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  1. (in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts.
  2. (in humans) the arch formed by the ilium, ischium, and pubis.

Origin of pelvic girdle

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called pelvic arch. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pelvic girdle

lap, groin

British Dictionary definitions for pelvic girdle

pelvic girdle

pelvic arch

  1. 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 in Medicine

pelvic girdle

  1. A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins.pelvic arch
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