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pelvis
anterior view of an adult male human pelvis
A. ilium
B. sacrum
C. acetabulum
D. pubis
E. pubic symphysis
F. ischium

pel·vis

 (pĕl′vĭs)
n. pl. pel·vis·es or pel·ves (-vēz)
1. A basin-shaped structure of the skeleton of many vertebrates, composed in humans of the hipbones on the sides, the pubis in front, and the sacrum and coccyx behind, that rests on the lower limbs and supports the spinal column.
2. The cavity formed by this structure.

[Latin pēlvis, basin.]

pelvis

(ˈpɛlvɪs)
n, pl -vises or -ves (-viːz)
1. (Anatomy) 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
2. (Anatomy) the bones that form this structure
3. (Anatomy) any anatomical cavity or structure shaped like a funnel or cup
4. (Anatomy) short for renal pelvis
[C17: from Latin: basin, laver]

pel•vis

(ˈpɛl vɪs)

n., pl. -vis•es, -ves (-viz)
1.
a. the basinlike cavity in the lower trunk of the body, formed by the sacrum, ilium, ischium, and pubis.
b. the bones forming this cavity.
2. the cavity of the kidney that receives the urine before it is passed into the ureter.
[1605–15; < New Latin; Latin: basin; akin to Greek pellís bowl]
pel′vic, adj.

pel·vis

(pĕl′vĭs)
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 and supports the intestines, bladder, and internal reproductive organs.

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A bony basin formed by the two hip bones, the sacrum, and the coccyx; also the core of a kidney, containing the broad upper end of a ureter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelvis - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebratespelvis - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
hipbone, innominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
ilium - the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
ischial bone, ischium, os ischii - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
os pubis, pubic bone, pubis - one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
sacrum - wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
girdle - an encircling or ringlike structure
appendicular skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs
articulatio coxae, coxa, hip joint, hip - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
2.pelvis - a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
kidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine; "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"
Translations
pánev
bækken
lantio
pelvis
medence
mjaîmargrind
骨盤
골반
dubens
iegurnis
panva
bäcken
กระดูกเชิงกราน
khung xương chậu

pelvis

[ˈpelvɪs] N (pelvises or pelves (pl)) → pelvis f

pelvis

[ˈpɛlvɪs] nbassin m

pelvis

nBecken nt

pelvis

[ˈpɛlvɪs] nbacino, pelvi f inv

pelvis

(ˈpelvis) noun
the framework of bone around the body below the waist.
ˈpelvic adjective

pelvis

الْـحَوْضُ pánev bækken Becken λεκάνη pelvis lantio bassin pelvis bacino 骨盤 골반 bekken bekken miednica pélvis таз bäcken กระดูกเชิงกราน leğen kemiği khung xương chậu 骨盆

pel·vis

n. pelvis.
cavidad en la parte inferior del tórax formada por los huesos de la cadera, el sacro y el cóccix;
cavidad en forma de vasija o copa.

pelvis

n pelvis f
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