noun, plural pel·vis·es, pel·ves [pel-veez] /ˈpɛl viz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
- pelvis justo major,
- pelvis justo minor,
- pelvis major,
- pelvis minor,
- pelvivertebral angle
Origin of pelvis
Examples from the Web for pelvis
In an airline seat, the hips and pelvis rotate forward and the S curve flattens.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For just a moment, I froze and found myself imagining what it would feel like to break a pelvis.
Trauma to the leg or to the hips and pelvis might cause a clot, but we were not told of any leg injury.How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization?|Kent Sepkowitz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In Area F searchers discovered the bones of her trunk and pelvis with both upper leg bones still connected.
This week, Ralph Lauren drew criticism for doctoring a photograph of a model to make her head look double the size of her pelvis.
As these organs grow, the pelvis, or the part of the body that contains them, also must grow to make room for them.Confidences|Edith B. Lowry
The meatus lies about half an inch or two inches within the pelvis, the distance varying with the size of the dog.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
This is owing to a shifting of the pelvis and has been especially well seen in man.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The bones found were the pelvis—that is, the two hipbones—and six vertebrae, or joints of the backbone.The Vanishing Man|R. Austin Freeman
Thus, in woman the pelvis is wider and shallower than in man.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
noun plural -vises or -ves (-viːz)
Word Origin for pelvis
1610s, "basin-like cavity formed by the bones of the pelvic girdle," from Modern Latin, from Latin pelvis "basin, laver," Old Latin peluis "basin," from PIE *pel- "container" (cf. Sanskrit palavi "vessel," Greek pelex "helmet," pelike "goblet, bowl," Old Norse and Old English full "cup").
n. pl. pel•vis•es
Plural pelvises pelves (pĕl′vēz)
The bowl-shaped group of bones connecting the trunk of the body to the legs and supporting the spine. The pelvis includes the hip bones and the lower part of the backbone.