pelvic girdle

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pelvic girdle

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

pelvic girdle

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pelvic arch

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(Anatomy) the skeletal structure to which the lower limbs in man, and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates, are attached

pel′vic gir′dle


n.
the compound bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts in vertebrates.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.pelvic girdle - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebratespelvic girdle - 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