Pelvis meaning

pĕlvĭs
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.

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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.
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The cavity formed by this structure.
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Any basinlike or funnel-shaped structure; specif.,
  • 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.
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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.
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The cavity formed by this structure.
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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, protects, and supports the intestines, bladder, and internal reproductive organs.
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(anatomy) The large compound bone structure at the base of the spine that supports the legs. It consists of hip bone, sacrum and coccyx.
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(anatomy) A funnel-shaped cavity, especially such a cavity in the kidney into which urine passes towards the ureter.
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Origin of pelvis

  • Latin pēlvis basin

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

  • 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