Variant of pelvis
- the basinlike cavity formed by the ring of bones of the pelvic girdle in the posterior part of the trunk in many vertebrates: in humans, it is formed by the ilium, ischium, pubis, coccyx, and sacrum, supporting the spinal column and resting upon the legs
- these bones collectively; pelvic girdle
- the funnel-shaped part of the kidney leading into the ureter
Origin: ModL from L, basin from Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, container from source ON, Old English full, cup
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