Pelvic arch
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 arch — noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates • Syn: ↑pelvis, ↑pelvic girdle, ↑hip • Derivationally related forms: ↑pelvic (for: ↑pelvis) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pelvic arch — /pɛlvɪk ˈatʃ/ (say pelvik ahch) noun 1. (in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts. 2. (in humans) the arch, formed by the innominate bones, which attaches the lower extremity to the axial skeleton …   Australian English dictionary

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelvic girdle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pelvic girdle — 1. (in vertebrates) a bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts. 2. (in humans) the arch formed by the ilium, ischium, and pubis. See illus. under pelvis. Also called pelvic arch. [1885 90] * * * ▪ anatomy also… …   Universalium

  • pelvic girdle — noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑pelvis, ↑pelvic arch, ↑hip • Derivationally related forms: ↑pelvic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pelvic girdle — n a bony or cartilaginous arch that supports the hind limbs of a vertebrate, that corresponds to the pectoral girdle of the forelimbs but is usu. more rigid and firmly attached to the spinal column, and that consists in lower forms of a single… …   Medical dictionary

  • arch — Any structure resembling a bent bow or an a.; an arc. In anatomy, any vaulted or archlike structure. See arcus. SYN: arcus [TA]. [thru O. Fr. fr. L. arcus, bow] abdominothoracic a. a bell shaped line defined by the lower end of the sternum and… …   Medical dictionary

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