pelvic girdle
noun Date: 1883 a bony or cartilaginous arch that supports the hind limbs of a vertebrate

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  • 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 — 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

  • pelvic girdle — ► NOUN ▪ (in vertebrates) the enclosing structure formed by the pelvis …   English terms dictionary

  • pelvic girdle — n. the bony or cartilaginous structures to which the hind limbs or fins of a vertebrate are attached …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • pelvic girdle — the skeletal support of the pelvic fins. May be free, or may attach anteriorly to the pectoral girdle. Consists of paired bones, the basipterygia. Absent in some species, the apodal fishes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pelvic girdle — hip girdle the bony structure to which the bones of the lower limbs are attached. It consists of the right and left hip bones …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pelvic girdle — noun The pelvis …   Wiktionary

  • pelvic girdle — noun (in vertebrates) the enclosing structure formed by the pelvis …   English new terms dictionary

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