Definitions for pelvisˈpɛl vɪs; -viz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pel•visˈpɛl vɪs; -viz(n.)(pl.)-vis•es, -ves

  1. the basinlike cavity in the lower trunk of the body, formed by the sacrum, ilium, ischium, and pubis. the bones forming this cavity.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. the cavity of the kidney that receives the urine before it is passed into the ureter.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of pelvis:

1605–15; < NL; L: basin; akin to Gk pellís bowl

pel′vic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pelvis, pelvic girdle, pelvic arch, hip(noun)

    the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

  2. pelvis, renal pelvis(noun)

    a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter

Wiktionary

  1. pelvis(Noun)

    The large compound bone structure at the base of the spine that supports the legs. It consists of hip bone, sacrum and coccyx.

  2. Origin: pelvis, from peluis, from pel-. Compare Sanskrit palavi (container), Greek πήληξ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pelvis(noun)

    the pelvic arch, or the pelvic arch together with the sacrum. See Pelvic arch, under Pelvic, and Sacrum

  2. Pelvis(noun)

    the calyx of a crinoid

Freebase

  1. Pelvis

    The pelvis, or pelvic bone, derived from the Latin word for 'basin', is an anatomical structure found in most vertebrates. It is the name given to both a bony structure or pelvic girdle connecting the base of the spine to the rear limbs, and the region of the body defined by that structure. The muscles and tissue beneath the pelvic girdle are known as the pelvic floor. The rounded epiphysis of the femur called the Head articulates with the pelvic bone at the Hip Joint at the acetabulum.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pelvis

    The basin-like area outlined by the hip bones and the vertebral column (SPINE).


Translations for pelvis

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pelvis(noun)

the framework of bone around the body below the waist.

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