Pelvic
Pelvic Pel"vic, a. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis. [1913 Webster]

{Pelvic arch}, or {Pelvic girdle} (Anat.), the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the hind limbs are articulated. When fully ossified, the arch usually consists of three principal bones on each side, the ilium, ischium, and pubis, which are often closely united in the adult, forming the innominate bone. See {Innominate bone}, under {Innominate}. [1913 Webster]


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  • pelvic — 1839, irregularly formed from PELVIS (Cf. pelvis) + IC (Cf. ic). OED prefers “the better formed” Fr. pelvien …   Etymology dictionary

  • pelvic — [pel′vik] adj. of or near the pelvis …   English World dictionary

  • Pelvic — Having to do with the pelvis, the lower part of the abdomen, located between the hip bones. * * * Relating to a pelvis. * * * pel·vic pel vik adj of, relating to, or located in or near the pelvis <pelvic organs> <pelvic pain> pelvic n …   Medical dictionary

  • Pelvic — Girdle Gir dle, n. [OE. gurdel, girdel, AS. gyrdel, fr. gyrdan; akin to D. gordel, G. g[ u]rtel, Icel. gyr?ill. See {Gird}, v. t., to encircle, and cf. {Girth}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pelvic — adjective Date: 1828 of, relating to, or located in or near the pelvis • pelvic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pelvic — relating to the pelvic fins or girdle …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pelvic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis …   Wiktionary

  • pelvic — adj. Pelvic is used with these nouns: ↑exam, ↑examination, ↑pain, ↑thrust …   Collocations dictionary

  • pelvic — pel|vic [ pelvık ] adjective relating to your pelvis: a pelvic fracture …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pelvic — [[t]pe̱lvɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Pelvic means near or relating to your pelvis …   English dictionary

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