Pelvis Definition

pĕlvĭs
pelves, pelvises
noun
pelves, pelvises
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Any basinlike or funnel-shaped structure; specif.,
Webster's New World
The pelvis is a bony structure near the base of the spine to which the legs are attached.
The basin-like cavity that supports your legs, that is located at the base of your spine and that is formed by the ilium, ischium, pubis, coccyx, and sacrum bones is an example of your pelvis.
YourDictionary

(anatomy) A funnel-shaped cavity, especially such a cavity in the kidney into which urine passes towards the ureter.

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Other Word Forms of Pelvis

Noun

Singular:
pelvis
Plural:
pelves, pelvises

Origin of Pelvis

  • From Latin pelvis (“basin"), from Old Latin peluis (“basin"), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (“container"). Compare Sanskrit [Devanagari?] palavi (container), Ancient Greek πήληξ (pÄ“lÄ“ks, “helmet").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin pēlvis basin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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