Pelvic girdle

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 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 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

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  • 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 pain — Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) causes pain, instability and/or dysfunction in any of the three pelvic joints. PGP has a long history of recognition, mentioned by Hippocrates. [Pubic Symphysis Separation. Fetal and Maternal Medicine… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 Date: 1883 a bony or cartilaginous arch that supports the hind limbs of a vertebrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pelvic girdle — noun The pelvis …   Wiktionary

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