pelvis
noun (plural pelvises or pelves) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, basin; perhaps akin to Old English & Old Norse full cup Date: 1615 1. a basin-shaped structure in the skeleton of many vertebrates that is formed by the pelvic girdle and adjoining bones of the spine 2. the cavity of the pelvis 3. the funnel-shaped cavity of the kidney into which urine is discharged

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pelvis — ósea masculina, vista frontal. Predomina la dimensión vertical. Pelvis ósea femenina, vista f …   Wikipedia Español

  • pelvis — [ pɛlvis ] n. m. • 1666; mot lat. ♦ Anat. Bassin. ● pelvis nom masculin (latin pelvis) Partie inférieure du bassin osseux. ● pelvis (difficultés) nom masculin (latin pelvis) Prononciation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pelvis — f. anat. Cintura pélvica. Medical Dictionary. 2011. pelvis anillo óseo en forma de bacía en la parte inferior del …   Diccionario médico

  • pelvis — PÉLVIS, pelvisuri, s.n. Parte a scheletului uman situată la baza trunchiului, formată din oasele coxale şi din osul sacru; p. ext. bazin. – Din lat. pelvis. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PÉLVIS s. 1. v. bazin. 2. pelvis renal v.… …   Dicționar Român

  • PELVIS — in sacris olim adhibita. Livius l. 27. c. 37. Tacta de caelo aedes prodigiumque id ad matronas pertinere Aruspices quum respondissent, donoque Divam (Iunonem) placandam esse donum pelvis aurea facta lataeque in Aventinum, pureque et caste a… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • pelvis — (plural pelvis) sustantivo femenino 1. Área: anatomía Porción ósea situada en la parte inferior del tronco de los mamíferos que contiene la terminación del tubo digestivo, la vejiga urinaria y algunos órganos del aparato genital. Locuciones 1.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Pelvis — Pel vis, n. [L., a basin, laver; cf. Gr. ?, ?, bowl.] 1. (Anat.) The pelvic arch, or the pelvic arch together with the sacrum. See {Pelvic arch}, under {Pelvic}, and {Sacrum}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The calyx of a crinoid. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pelvis — 1610s, basin like cavity formed by the bones of the pelvic girdle, from Mod.L., from L. pelvis basin, laver, Old L. peluis basin, from PIE *pel container (Cf. Skt. palavi vessel, Gk. pelex helmet, pelike goblet, bowl, O.N., O.E. full …   Etymology dictionary

  • pelvis — (Del lat. pelvis, lebrillo). 1. f. Anat. Región del cuerpo de los mamíferos formada por los huesos sacro, cóccix e innominado, situada en la parte posterior del tronco, e inferior en la especie humana. Contiene la porción final del tubo digestivo …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • pelvis — ► NOUN (pl. pelvises or pelves) 1) the large bony frame at the base of the spine to which the lower limbs are attached. 2) (renal pelvis) the broadened top part of the ureter into which the kidney tubules drain. DERIVATIVES pelvic adjective. O …   English terms dictionary

  • Pelvis — (lat., Anat.), das Becken; daher Pelvimeter (Pelyko [Peliko ]meter), Beckenmesser …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”