- the basinlike cavity in the lower part of the trunk of many vertebrates, formed in humans by the innominate bones, sacrum, etc.
- the bones forming this cavity.
- the cavity of the kidney that receives the urine before it is passed into the ureter.
Origin of pelvis
Related Words for pelvistank, abdomen, insides, tummy, gut, pelvis, corporation, paunch, pot, intestines, venter, breadbasket
Examples from the Web for pelvis
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 25, 2014
For just a moment, I froze and found myself imagining what it would feel like to break a pelvis.Chicago’s Running of the Bulls
July 26, 2014
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?
December 31, 2012
In Area F searchers discovered the bones of her trunk and pelvis with both upper leg bones still connected.Did They Get Her?
June 15, 2011
This week, Ralph Lauren drew criticism for doctoring a photograph of a model to make her head look double the size of her pelvis.Stop the Fat Jokes!
October 14, 2009
Historical Examples of pelvis
Making the pelvis loop may be easily followed in diagram in Fig. 17.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
Deformities of the pelvis, etc., should rule out a consideration of pregnancy.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
The front part of the pelvis is called the point of the hip (S).
The point of the buttock (O) is the rearmost point of the pelvis.
The pelvis of the female differs considerably from the pelvis of the male.Woman
William J. Robinson
- the large funnel-shaped structure at the lower end of the trunk of most vertebrates: in man it is formed by the hipbones and sacrum
- the bones that form this structure
- any anatomical cavity or structure shaped like a funnel or cup
- short for renal pelvis
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").
- A basin-shaped structure of the vertebrate skeleton, composed of the innominate bones on the sides, the pubis in front, and the sacrum and coccyx behind, that rests on the lower limbs and supports the spinal column.
- The cavity formed by this structure.
- A basinlike or cup-shaped anatomical cavity.
- The basin-shaped structure in vertebrate animals that joins the spine and lower or hind limbs. In primates, the pelvis is composed of the two hipbones joined to the sacrum. It contains, protects, and supports the intestines, bladder, and internal reproductive organs.
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.