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pelvic girdle

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noun
(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.
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Also called pelvic arch .

Origin of pelvic girdle

First recorded in 1885–90
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pelvic girdle

pelvic arch


noun
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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