The bones of the pelvis.
The basin-like cavity that supports your legs, that islocated at the base of your spineand that is formed by the ilium, ischium, pubis, coccyx, and sacrum bones is an example of your 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 of pelvisModern Latin ; from L, basin ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, container from source ON, Old English full, cup
nounpl. pel·vis·es or pel·ves
- 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.
- The cavity formed by this structure.
- See renal pelvis.
Origin of pelvisLatin p&emacron;lvis, basin.
anterior view of an adult male human pelvis
E. pubic symphysis
(plural pelvises or pelves)